IMG_1947One of the most common complaints in the gardening industry is from people whose lawn isn’t as green as they want it to be. There are many different things that could be affecting the color of your lawn, and with just a few small corrections you should be able to get it right.

Correct Mowing Practices

Many people are simply mowing their lawns incorrectly. You should remember that lawn is actually the leaf of the plant, and if you cut too many of these off you are bound to lose color. Lawn should be moved often, but it should not be mowed too short, and blades should be sharpened a few times a year.


One of the most common problems with lawn color is often under or over fertilization of the lawn. You should research the amount and frequency of which nitrogen should be spread onto your lawn depending on the particular kind of grass you have.


Most grass requires one to two inches of water a week, and more when it is really hot. You need to ensure that your lawn is receiving enough water if you want it to stay green.


Your grass is dependent on the quality of the soil beneath it, so you should do a soil test and see what your soil is lacking. You should add organic matter to your lawn and soil whenever you can.

Insects and Diseases.

If you have any insect problems or turf diseases it is important to get them checked out and dealt with before they destroy your entire lawn.

Keeping your grass green is a simple process, but one that many people struggle with. It is important to keep these 5 factors in mind, and if put into practice correctly, your lawn should be perfect.