Green Grass: Is a chemical making it brown?

When I talk about ways to get green grass and chemicals, does your mind automatically jump to one thing or another? It could mean fertilizer or nitrogen. It honestly could mean so many things, so let’s dive into it and learn how chemicals can even affect your lawn.

Is it the fertilizer’s fault?

I want you to think very hard about how you learned about fertilizer? Did someone recommend it to you, or did google say it was the best thing you could do in the summertime? Let’s go over some stuff about fertilizer you might not know. Firstly, did you know you actually need a little bit of overlap when applying fertilizer? This is because if you are more heavy-handed in some spots and less in others you will actually see that on your lawn. Some spots will be really dark green, and others will be almost yellow (those are the spots you missed). Secondly, chances you burn your grass can be increased if you apply when the grass is wet and it isn’t watered soon enough after. Thirdly, some fertilizer you should put on dry grass and some on wet.

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Is it the herbicide’s fault?

Did you know herbicide and fertilizer aren’t the same things? Herbicide is something you apply to weeds to help your grass. There are some things you should know about herbicide and applying it to your lawn. Firstly, some herbicides can hurt or kill grass if not applied at very specific rates. Secondly, always measure because you don’t actually know how much 3 ounces is. Thirdly, if you have different elevations in your lawn then the chemical can easily move.

Green Grass: Now what?

When you use chemicals and aren’t fully aware of what you are using it is very easy to use it wrong. Let our lawn experts explain to you what is causing your yard to be brown, and how to help. When you can’t figure it out, reach out to us. And let the professionals help your grass be green.

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