Choose seeds and fertilizer that are most compatible with your grass. Although most people are unaware, there are many different types of grass for different settings and climates. For instance, some variations of grass require settings with more shade and cooler temperatures, compared to grass that requires more sun and warmth to thrive.
2. Check your Soil for Elements (Nitrogen, Phosphorus) & pH Levels with a Test Kit
This helps you understand whether or not your soil is lacking necessary ingredients for a green lawn. Your grass may need a boost to create richer soil, and that is completely normal. Visit your local lawn care shop and purchase appropriate boosters for your soil and grass.
3. Be Consistent with Watering
Try and water your lawn around the same time each morning. Early mornings are the best time to water your lawn to ensure that water is less likely to evaporate, with winds being a lot lower compared to later on in the day. For a green lawn, water your grass until the water penetrates at least 6 inches (15.24cm) deep into the soil.
4. Mix a cup of Ammonia (nitrogen source) into a five gallon pail of water and a cup of Epsom salts (magnesium sulfate) which you can purchase at the drug store. Mix and disperse on your lawn to make the grass greener.
The Nitrogen stimulates green foliage (plant leaves) and the magnesium sulfate makes the foliage retain water so the foliage is thicker and greener. After you throw it on your lawn, hose down the grass to make the chemicals go down into the roots. This is way cheaper than Nitrogen based grass fertilizer and works well on grass.
5. Mow your Lawn One Day after Watering
Doing this will allow your lawn to heal better from the recent cut. This can prevent the tips of the grass from becoming yellow or brown.
6. Mow your Grass Long!
This will help protect your grass and soil during the occurrence of a drought or frost.
7. Aerate your Lawn
Aerating your lawn at least once during the spring, and once again in the fall will ensure a greener lawn this summer. The process of aeration makes small holes in the surface of your lawn, allowing water, nutrients and air access to the roots. Aeration also allows for better drainage, which in turn reduces runoff.