How Can I Get My Lawn Green Again? This past February, I decided that I needed to give my lawn some much needed TLC. I thought to myself how can I get my lawn green again?. However, I knew it was only February and I knew it was too soon to start (In my nonexpert opinion). I knew it was in rough shape. So, I waited until March to really start to focus on the yard. I told myself that March was going to be the month of some TLC.
But don’t let me fool you. My yard has typically been in rough shape. Thanks to my awesome neighbors, without them realizing, they make my yard look even worse. Their yards are immaculate. They baby their yard and it shows. I’m the guy that waits and waits to cut the grass, and rarely does anything to kill the weeds. I wrote a post about it last year, My Yard Sucks.
I made the mental commitment to really try this year. So this past March I said to myself, how can I get my lawn green again… let’s see if I can bring this yard back. Let’s see if I can compete with the neighbors. Back in March, after minimal, and I mean minimal research, I wrote 5 steps to a Green Lawn. It was now time to put that post into practice.
So Where do we start? Well, let’s look at the before. The pictures below are from early March.
What did I do after the pictures were taken?
- The first thing I did was used a 3.75lb container of Scotts EZ Patch Lawn Repair. Depending on how bad and how many bad spots you have, you may need to buy a couple. I bought 3 of these, only because they were on sale and a better price than the larger bags.
- Next, I bought a bag of Scotts Turf Builder Weed and Feed (the yellow bag!). You will need a Scotts Spreader. I already had one, so I was all ready to go with the weed and feed.
- I waited a couple of weeks and let the Turf Builder and Weed and Feed to its stuff. For those pesky weeds that wouldn’t go away or die, I used Spectracide Weed & Feed 20-0-0, Ready-to-Spray. My yard has several areas with chickweed. A real annoying weed that won’t go away. I found this Spectracide stuff seems to do the trick. Don’t worry about covering the whole yard with this, I just focused on where the chickweed was.
- I waited about another 2’ish week and used Spectracide Weed & Feed 20-0-0, Ready-to-Spray one more time.
Did All That Work?
You tell me! These pictures were taken mid-April, about a month after the before pictures were taken.
Overall I am very happy with the outcome. Keep in mind, I’m not a green thumb. I didn’t really know what I was doing. I basically looked at the bag, and saw “weed and feed”, and thought, “Yea, that’s what I want to do”. So in other words, I’m obviously, no expert, but what I did, seemed to have worked.
I also had plenty of time to focus on my yard thanks to the Coronavirus. However, Spring IS here. If you find yourself with some free time now… think about doing some yard work. It could help relieve some stress.
Are you taking care of your yard? What did you do to get the green back in your yard and what application did you put on the lawn? What do you recommend?
Now the main question is, will the green last? I will come back and post an update on how my lawn looks in a couple of months. Let some heat take its toll on the yard!