Grass is a living thing, and like any living thing, grass has certain needs that must be fulfilled if it's going to keep living.
To keep your grass healthy, you will need to ensure that it has plenty of...
- WATER - Without sufficient moisture, grass dries out and turns a brown-yellow colour (this is a common sight during the summer months). If it hasn't rained for a little while, you may need to water the lawn yourself - be sure to read our Lawn Watering Tips first!
- SUNLIGHT - Like most plants, grass relies on sunlight to survive, converting light energy into usable chemical energy via a process called photosynthesis. Grass that isn't getting enough sunlight (e.g. because it's growing in a shady area) is weaker and doesn't grow as quickly as healthy grass that sees plenty of light.
- NUTRIENTS - Like human beings, grass needs food to survive. Nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium are the most important parts of a balanced diet (see What Is in Lawn Feed?) but trace amounts of iron, sulphur and other elements can also help to bolster your lawn's health.
What else can I do to keep my grass healthy?
In addition to making sure your lawn gets plenty of moisture, nutrients and sunlight, you should also...
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