Everyone wants to achieve that green-dark, healthier, and beautiful grass. Some claim that their lawn is well mowed, thatched, fertilized, and irrigated, but still,it is not yet dark-green. Do I add iron or other supplements or what? Well, this article will help you learn how to achieve the desired meadow:

Why is not my grass dark green?

It is common for some lawns to turn yellowish instead of dark green, as you would want them to.  This simply indicates a nutrient-deficiency.  In simple reality, the yellow lawn does not acquire adequate nutrients, including Nitrogen, as well as iron. Did you know that your pastures would not produce chlorophyll if there is no iron in the turf?  The secret is all about providing your lawn with all the nutrients that it requires to trigger healthier, thick, and good growth.

How do I make my lawn green and thick?

A healthy greensward has thick, lusher, and dark-green meadow.  You can achieve the desired thickness through regular fertilization, irrigation, overseeding, controlling weeds, improving your soil as well as mowing properly. It is also crucial to maintain the thickness of your pastures after achieving this.  Moreover, it is advisable that you choose the right type of meadow, as some are naturally scattered.

How do I make my Bermuda grass dark green

Bermuda is one of the most common greensward species in Southern Georgia.  It is easy to maintain, and it grows to a healthy, thick, and beautiful lawn is well maintained.  You can achieve its thickness by using the right fertilizer. The best for this species is Nitrogen. Apply 1 pound of this fertilizer on 1000 square feet of land every 6 weeks.

What is the darkest green grass?

There are types of lawns out there that grow to dark-green, thick and healthy lawn.  However, some require you to work harder to achieve the darkness.  Kentucky bluegrass is a darker green than other species in the market.

How to get Dark-Green grass

Many people dream of achieving that cool lush green lawn in vain.  It is not yet too late to achieve a dark-green turf.  Choose the right turf meadow, the one that will naturally grow to dark-green leaves with perfect density. We realize that it is still a problem for many people to achieve that beautiful, thick, and green lush. Well, first, you have to look into the type of fertilizer you are using.  Proper irrigation and regular mowing are necessary consideration aspects of achieving the desired effects on your meadow.

There is no doubt that thick and healthy looks perfectly nice.  Keep in mind that active growth in your lawn helps to get rid of the weeds as well as save money on herbicides. This is how you can achieve dark green pasture:

Plant the right grass:

Did you know that not all lawns produce a dark-green lawn? For instance, Zoysia species was growing in the US in different departments, but their color varies quite a lot. Therefore, we can say that it all depends on the conditions and the right seeds. On the other hand, Zoysia japonica “Meyer” has dark leaves.  It is also crucial to mention that Bermudagrass is quite thick, and it’s dark green.

Use the right fertilizer at the right time

After choosing the right meadow for your lawn, it is high time you invest in fertilization.  Different factors may affect the darkness of the meadow, a lawn fertilizer that is rich in Nitrogen,and a low percentage of phosphorous.  Release the nutrients slowly to the plant to prevent all the nutrients from reaching the plant all at once, thus triggering faster and weak growth—spread granular fertilizer over the lawn every 8 weeks. You can as well spread the fertilizer directed by the manufacturer.

Water the grass everywhere

A good growth alongside thickness and dark-green lush can only be possible through providing supplemental water from irrigation.  Water your meadow just when there is signs drought stress.  An indication that your lawn needs water is that you start seeing footprints when people walk on it or when it starts to wilt.  Some pastures survive with little water such as Bermuda, Zoysia as well as St. Augustine prairie.  These meadows stay thick as well as dark-green.

Proper mowing

Do not cut off more than a third of your lawn. Mowing your sward is necessary, especially when it starts growing. Mow it at least once every week to maintain a healthy height. Use a sharp proper blade so that it does not tear the leaves.  Make sure that you leave clippings on the lawn to return the Nitrogen to the soil.

Get Dark Green Lawn


Achieving dark-green greensward is possible through all the above-discussed points.  Make sure that you find the right meadow, plant, overseed, fertilize, irrigate, and maintain your lawn properly, and you will definitely fall in love with the results.

Jonathan L. Leon
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