Grow Grass - Types of Grass
First it's important to make sure you're growing the right grass
for your region. Otherwise all the lawn care in the world won't
you to grow grass. There are many different types
of grasses that are grown in lawns, and these grasses have
different growing requirements. Many factors go into the selection
of a type of grass for a particular lawn. One of the overriding
factors is your local climate. The so-called "warm-season" grasses
are ideal for the southernmost states in the U.S., whereas
"cool-season" grasses predominate in the North and in Canada. In
between, for the Eastern U.S., lies the so-called "transition
zone," comprised of zones 6-7.
Common cool-season grasses include:
Common warm-season grasses are:
Many lawns are not always composed of just one type of grass,
but rather of a mixture, to take advantage of the strengths of each
The following are examples of other factors that go into your
selection of grass type, in addition to local climate (these
examples pertain to lawns in the Northern zone and in the
Shady areas are notorious obstacles to having green lawns. Among
cool-season grasses, fine fescues are the most tolerant of
Lawn areas with heavy foot traffic require a tough grass. A mix
of Kentucky bluegrass and perennial rye will fill the bill
But in addition to grass-type selection, don't forget about the
other steps to successfully grow
grass. If you're committed to growing a beautiful lawn
read on about the other key factors to grow
How To Grow Grass - Watering Lawns
In order to grow grass successfully, you'll
need to know how much water your lawn gets. In dry climates,
installing an irrigation system is often necessary to grow grass
successfully. Meanwhile, in the Pacific Northwest, you may be able
to get by with whatever rainfall you get. For most homeowners, the
decision to install an irrigation system for watering lawns may not
be practical. Cost will be a definite consideration, but keep in
mind that, that there are other solutions to keeping your lawn
green that can also save you money.
One way or the other, your grass must have sufficient water on a
consistent schedule in order for you to achieve the goal of a lush
green lawn. If your neighbors are watering lawns with an automatic
irrigation system -- and you aren't -- you're not starting out with
an even playing field.
One way to level the playing field when you grow
grass is to use Lawn
Lawn Honey is an amazing, scientifically
advanced water absorbing gel. It stores water and nutrients in the
soil so they last longer. Giving you a greener, lusher lawn than
ever before, with less water and fertilizer and in a lot less time
than other lawn care treatments.
Lawn Honey will create thousands of tiny water
sponges in the lawn that will hold water and nutrients for your
lawn. These tiny water sponges will collect water from the ground
and store it, until the yard needs it. The tiny water sponges Lawn
Honey creates throughout your lawn will actually help aerate and
condition the soil and increase the growth of beneficial
microorganisms. Which means you'll have healthier more productive
You'd be amazed, but most of the water that makes it to your
lawn from rain or from sprinklers doesn't even get used. The sun
dries it up, or soaks through the ground and past the root system
of your lawn. Our Lawn Honey absorbs all that water right into the
root zone of your lawn, store watering for use when the lawn needs
it. Lawn Honey is also going to help retain any fertilizer you
apply to the lawn. It will hold on to the fertilizer until the
grass absorbs it from the Lawn Honey. So you can water less,
Lawn Honey's ability to increase the water holding capability of
the soil is great if you have just put down sod or planted grass
seed. Lawn Honey will help keep it moist, which is critical for
helping new sod take root, and new grass seed germinate. And if you
live in an area with watering restrictions that means your lawn
will stay green when your neighbor's lawn is turning brown.
Lawn Honey will also help prevent erosion, so
if you've tried to grow grass on a hillside without much luck, then
Lawn Honey is for you. And if you live next to a stream or lake,
Lawn Honey will help prevent sediment and fertilizers from flowing
into the water. Keeping the water cleaner.
I was skeptical of Lawn Honey, so I did an
experiment. When I re-seeded my lawn this spring, I treated half
the lawn with Lawn Honey, and half without. The half that was
treated with Lawn Honey all grew in full and lush, and fast. The
other half looked so bad in comparison, I stopped the experiment
after 2 weeks, and treated the whole yard! Lawn Honey made growing
grass from seed a whole lot easier! My kids really love playing in
the soft full grass!
JJ, Naperville, IL
How To Grow Grass - Eliminate Lawn Thatch
Before you start applying anything to your lawn, you'll want to
make sure that your grass isn't being hindered by lawn thatch. If
you have too much thatch, the lawn thatch layer will prevent water
from getting to the roots of your grass, effectively nullifying
your efforts to watering your lawn. And lawn thatch layer also
furnishes cover for unwanted insect pests.
To check and see if you have a lawn thatch problem, measure the
depth of the thatch.
If your lawn thatch layer is ½" or less, you're ready to
start applying our Lawn Care products.
SoilSyrup will help break down any thatch you may have, and the
thatch won't get in the way of effective watering. You can also
minimize your minor thatch problem by simply aerating the lawn.
SoilSyrup and Lawn Honey will help aerate your lawn chemically, but
it may help to also do so mechanically by walking over your lawn
with spiked shoes or raking up the thatch.
But if you're lawn thatch layer is, say, ¾" or more, you
have a major lawn thatch problem, for which you'll need the aid of
a vertical mower. Vertical mowers can be rented from your local
rental center. Also spread a soil conditioner like SoilSyrup over
the soil. By removing this heavy layer of thatch and applying
SoilSyrup, you'll help improve the soil conditions that you'll need
to effectively grow grass.
How To Grow Grass - Lawn Care
Now that we have the basics out of the way, you can move on to
actually applying products that will help you grow grass and make
you the envy of the neighborhood.
Your grass needs periodic feedings, and it is best to meet this
need for periodic feedings by fertilizing lawns with a balanced
fertilizer like Algoflash. Our Lawn
Care packages include Algoflash, and when used in conjunction
with SoilSyrup and Lawn Honey you'll be able to feed your lawn over
time, rather than all at once. Fertilizing lawns with our package
allows the grass to "eat" at its own leisure. As nutrients are
released, the root system of your grass fills in any bare patches,
depriving weed seeds of a place to germinate.
We suggest a four-step process to grow grass. Our Lawn Care products include Lawn
Algoflash and MegaGro, all are
ready-to-use, no mixing or measuring, just hook up the hose-end
sprayer to your garden hose and spray. These products are all the
latest in consumer lawn care science and have been used by
commercial landscapers for years for growing grass!
Our lawn care products
will improve the way you grow grass in following
First, your soil is going to store more water and nutrients than
it ever did before. This means that all the nutrients that are in
the soil, or that get applied to the soil will stay in the soil
longer, and last longer. The rain that your yard gets, and the
sprinkling that you may do, will all last longer, providing more
food and water to grow grass. This means a healthier lawn with less
effort than you've ever had to do in the past.
Second, you'll improve the quality of your soil, so your growing
grass develops healthy root systems. If you have clay or sandy
soils, or otherwise difficult soils, this is extremely important to
do. Your lawn won't thrive if it doesn't have the basic building
blocks to start it off.
Third, you're going to boost growth throughout your lawn with
our complete fertilizers and micro-nutrients. So, once you've
prepped the soil, the growing grass is ready to thrive. Our
nutrients will give your grass that extra boost to get it growing
well and looking healthy and strong.
It's a smarter way to grow grass!
When starting new lawn, many people wonder which is better:
laying sod or seeding lawns. Either method offers benefits. Laying
sod is fast and produces high-quality new lawns, while seeding
lawns is cheaper and offers a wider variety of grass types. The
best solution for you will depend on your budget and the amount of
time your have to care for your new lawn. Either method will work
to grow grass.
If you want to learn more about how our Lawn Care products work
to help you grow grass from seed or sod, visit the
How To Grow Grass Seed
How To Grow Grass Sod
If you follow our tips and use our Lawn
Care products you can easily grow grass anywhere!
If you have questions, feel free to contact us.