How to Grow Thick Green Grass

Overview

Everyone with a lawn hopes that their grass will grow thick, lush and green all season long. To achieve this, it is important to take care of your grass correctly. This includes mowing regularly at the highest setting, watering your lawn at the right time and adding fertilizer as needed. There are some key things to keep in mind when working your hardest to gain thick, green grass.

Step 1

Mow with your mower blade at its highest setting to help the soil retain moisture and nutrients, and to make it less susceptible to diseases.

Step 2

Mow your lawn at least once a week to keep weeds at bay.

Step 3

Water your lawn deeply with about 1/2 inch of water when you notice the grass blades curling.

Step 4

Do a pH test on your soil to see exactly what nutrients your lawn needs.

Step 5

Apply a layer of fertilizer to your lawn, according to the results of your pH test.

Things You'll Need

  • Soil testing kits
  • Fertilizer

References

  • Wide Geek: Making Grass Greener
  • Plant Care: Tips for a Lush Lawn
Keywords: growing grass, keeping grass green, growing healthy grass

About this Author

Lauren Wise is a journalism major from Arizona State University with over forty published magazine and media articles and over 400 Web site articles. Wise owns Midnight Publishing with over eight years experience as a writer, editor, copywriter and columnist. She specializes in food and wine, music and pop culture. Her writing has appeared in magazines including Runway, A2Z, Scottsdale Luxury Living and True West.