How to Make Your Grass Green Again

How to Make Your Grass Green Again


How to Make Your Grass Green Again?
As seasons change, our grass adapts to the weather, going in and out of dormancy in order to cope with temperature fluctuations. Sometimes, though, it needs a bit of a boost in order to return to its vibrant grass green color. Here are some things you can do to make your grass green again when winter is over.
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Protect your lawn from nitrogen

One of the best ways to make your grass green is to prevent discoloration in the first place. Dog urine and feces contain quite a bit of nitrogen, which kills and discolors grass. The result is ugly patches of brown on your lawn. So be sure you take your animals to a designated, inconspicuous area of your lawn to relieve themselves so that your turf stays protected and green.
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Avoid walking on your lawn

Additionally, you’ll want to stay off your grass as much as possible. Use your walkways and driveway to get from one place to another, not your lawn. Walking on turf can damage your grass, especially if you always walk in the same place. You don’t have to worry about this problem as much during the warmer months as you do during winter (when the grass is cold and brittle). But it’s still a good tip to keep in mind year-round!
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Be patient

This isn’t just a general recommendation: time may, in fact, be all that you need in order to turn your grass green again! Grass typically turns brown or yellow in the winter when it goes into dormancy and it can take 3-4 weeks for it to fully transition out of dormancy. This means that your grass’ root system could be perfectly alive and well even though on the surface the blades aren’t green yet. So make sure you’re not jumping the gun on treatment plans until you know for sure.
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Every grass type is a bit different, so if you have tried some of these tips and notice they aren’t working, it might be time to talk to an expert. A lawn professional will be able to determine whether or not your grass needs something more invasive such as fertilizer, aeration, or a total overhaul in order to make it green again.