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Why is the grass greener on the neighbor's lawn?

Why is the neighbors lawn greener than mine? 

If you live in Ada, Cascade, Grand Rapids, or Kentwood, you are probably experiencing problems with your lawn due to droughts, cold weather, and a whole host of other reasons. Do you look over at your neighbor's lawn and wonder why their grass is much greener than yours? You are probably thinking that it should not be because both of your lawns are getting the same climate and you both water your lawns routinely. So, why can't you maintain a green lawn? There are actually several factors that could be causing your lawn to be not as vibrant. Once you understand these reasons, you can resolve these issue and be back to having green grass this year. 

What you're doing and not doing:

Mowing to low or high

Cutting your lawn slowly stuns the development of growth, restricting how well they soak up water as well as nutrients from the dirt your lawn grows in. Always cut your lawn at a height between 3 and 4 inches high by utilizing height selection of your lawn mower.

Neglecting your dirt's troubles

Your dirt could hurting your lawn. Adding nutrients to it in order to assist your lawn's coloring and appearance. Aerating every year if you notice any compressed dirt or thatch. 

Allowing your doggy family members have free regime

Dog pee will certainly burn your lawn, inducing staining or perhaps hairless spots unless you wash if from water immediately. Train your canine to get accustomed to not peeing on your yard or in a low profile area. 

What they're doing

Reusing leaves that diminish their trees

Leaves make fantastic grass fertilizer, just simply shred them with your mower. Just make sure they are smaller than a penny. 

Feeding on an arranged nutrients

Healthy and balanced lawns come from healthy and balanced dirt, so providing your yard with lots of growth-driving nitrogen is a must.

Watering your lawn weekly, not daily

You want the lawn to need mowing and grow healthy so you want to water it daily. Rather than immersing your lawn daily consider watering it every other day. By maintaining a weekly watering schedule your grass will turn into that ball park look that your neighbors have.


Just give us a call and we can take care of all those issues to provide you with a beautiful lawn with no work. Our office phone number is 616-881-9605