A plush, green lawn is the envy of all neighbors. Besides creating jealousy, a healthy property is essential for the well being of any homeowner and the environment. A professional landscaper will help you achieve a healthy lawn all year round by incorporating a high-quality grass seed.
High quality vs low quality grass seeds
The difference between high-quality and low-end grass seed is acknowledged after the harvesting process. During the harvesting process, empty seed hulls or stems can be thrown into the mix. Therefore, the grass seeds have not been cleaned thoroughly, leaving the bag full of unnecessary material. As a professional landscaper, it is essential to acquire as much information as possible when using any product or gardening supplies. The details on the packaging inform the consumer of the contents, such as type of grass seed, percentage of weed seeds, fillers, and sprout percentage. There are many grass seed products on the market. It is best to ask your landscape supplier to suggest the appropriate product for a lush lawn.
Application of grass seeds
For proper germination, the best time to plant grass seed would be the spring and fall. As a professional landscaper, you will want to loosen up the soil and remove any debris like twigs or rocks. Once the area is free from debris, the ground should be level. Any uneven ground will allow water to collect in the pockets. Excessive standing water will make it difficult for the grass seeds to mature correctly. When it is time to reseed the area, you will follow the same procedure. A lawn spreader will help with an even distribution of seeds.
Benefits of a healthy lawn
There are many benefits of having a healthy lawn all year round. Besides curb appeal and aesthetic purpose, a well-manicured yard is an extension of living space. Outdoor spaces are great for entertaining family and friends. When entertaining guests or spending quality time with family, you want to ensure your yard is a safe space to enjoy and navigate with ease. For many animal lovers who own pets or love having wildlife in your yard, you also want to ensure a safe space for them as well. Your yard is also a space to unwind. Having a green space can be therapeutic and reduce stress, therefore, improving wellbeing. A healthy lawn is also functional. As we experience fluctuations in climate and weather patterns, a healthy lawn can protect the soil beneath. Therefore, preventing erosion. The environment will also benefit from a healthy lawn by producing oxygen and reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Grass blades trap air pollutants and particle debris, creating better air quality. Fun fact about grass, did you know a lush lawn can also reduce noise pollution? Healthy lawns can act as noise insulation from traffic, people, and animals.
Now that we have acknowledged the multiple benefits and importance of a healthy lawn, it is best to speak to your landscape supplier or landscape professional. At FSI Landscape Supply, we can help you choose the appropriate grass seeds to promote a healthy lawn. Contact us today!