4 Natural Ways To Keep Your Lawn Green

If you can plant grass into its preferred type of soil, it will develop a healthy root system and with it better resilience to changes in the levels of water and nutrients in the soil, according to LawnStarter. Although well-kept lawns look almost identical, there is a wide range of grass species to choose from. Each variety has its own preferences in terms of soil, temperature, water levels, and some specialist adaptations — such as salt resistance for coastal gardens.

Lawns that thrive in the Northern US and Canada would turn into brown patchwork doormats in the warmer climates of the South. According to Clemson.edu, there are several options for grasses that grow well in the heat: carpetgrass grows well in wet, acidic soils; Bahiagrass enjoys sandier soil, and tall fescue grass can deal much better with heavy clays. Just like any plant, different grasses are adapted to different levels of sunlight exposure — they can get scorched or shaded to death if planted in the wrong situation.

Rather than focusing on the potential pitfalls though, this means there is a perfect grass species for your lawn out there — once you discover your niche, you’ve just got to find the type of grass that fits it.

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