Are you trying to achieve the perfect green lawn? Of course, the lawn is an important feature of any home, greatly enhancing it’s aesthetic appeal. Abraham Levitt, builder and founder of the industrial suburb Levittown, wrote “No single feature of a suburban residential community contributes as much to the charm and beauty of the individual home and the locality as well kept lawns.” And interestingly many Americans today seem to agree with him. In 2011, American spending on lawn and garden products increased by 2%, accounting for an extra $688 million compared to 2010. However, if you are trying to achieve the perfect lawn, there are several things to consider.
First of all, pay close attention to the grass seeds you are buying as there are many different varieties, from grass seed for shaded areas to drought resistant grass. If you are trying to plant grass in a shaded area grass seed for shaded areas can be an especially good idea. A soil analysis can also be a good idea. It can determine whether your lawn has the proper pH, nutrients and organic materials to thrive. And if your soil lacks nutrients, you might consider organic compost. Spreading a small amount (approximately a one quarter inch layer) of organic compost once a year can add nutrients to your lawn and help reduce weeds and grubs. Overall, however, there is no single good grass seed; it will depend on your individual needs. Research more here.