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How to get a lush green lawn in the UK

Lawn Care Tips | Posted on August 6, 2019 at 2:13 pm by

The Grass is not always Greener on the Other Side…

When it comes to growing green grass, the team at Carbutts know a thing or two, as we always make sure the freshly cut turf we deliver is lush and green and ready to lay.

So if you’re wondering how to make your lawn greener naturally, you’ve come to the right place.

Knowing how to make grass green naturally takes experience to get it just right, but there are some basic things to remember that should help you to get off to a greener start.


Why is my lawn yellow?

New grass turning yellow is a sign of something wrong, but in order to fix the problem, you’ll need to know what is causing the discolouration in your grass.

There are two main ways grass can turn yellow. It could be a problem with the grass itself, or it could be an external problem.

Problems with the grass itself can include:

Meanwhile some examples of external factors include:

In general if your lawn is well established, it should be possible to recover healthy green growth, although of course if the discolouration is extensive you can always returf a damaged lawn and start again.


How to turn yellow grass green fast

The secret to how to make grass green fast really depends on the cause of the problem.

External factors can be removed, the grass hosed down to wash off any residues, and it should soon be back to its best.

Internal factors need curing from within. That means carrying out the usual regular lawn maintenance tasks, but maybe with even more care and attention than usual.

Unfortunately there’s an inevitable trade-off between a lawn that looks great and one that you use regularly with your kids and pets – the more traffic your lawn gets, the harder it is to keep it looking pristine.

Our Gold Standard Turf is one way to give your lawn more of a fighting chance, as it’s ultra hard-wearing and a great option for family homes.


How to get dark green grass

If you’re confident you’ve removed any external pollutants and that your soil is in good condition, there are a few remaining tips for how to get dark green grass faster.

Some people are surprised when they learn that they should water their lawn less often – this encourages the grass to put down deeper roots in search of water and will help it to stay green in future dry spells.

Finally, consider leaving it a little longer when you mow your lawn. This is more forgiving on any uneven patches but it also puts less stress on individual blades, helping them to stay green immediately after mowing and giving you that lush, deep colour for longer.

If you want to start fresh with a lush green lawn, consider our professional lawn laying service to get you off on the right foot.