The manicured green grass is very refreshing to the eye. Because the grass looks like a simple plant that covers the ground, it is often neglected in the gardening process. Even though to make the grass in the yard still thrive and look beautiful, you can’t just let the grass grow without paying attention to the things needed by the grass.
First, identify the type of grass in your yard. Common grasses planted in the yard include mini elephant grass, or Japanese grass.
After planting, the grass also needs to be fertilized regularly and don’t forget to do weeding. If weeds are not weeded, the grass growing area will eventually be covered by weeds that thrive. If there are too many weeds, it will be more difficult to weed.
For fertilizer needs, it is enough to fertilize regularly once a month with fertilizer or compost. If you have fine Japanese grass, it needs more fertilizer than elephant grass, which is twice a month.
Grass is a plant that requires direct sunlight for its growth. If the grass in your yard is blocked from sunlight by a roof, wall or tree, it is certain that the grass cannot thrive.
However, although grass really needs direct sunlight, during the dry season, grass can dry out if it lacks water and when the temperature is too hot, causing rapid evaporation of water.
To overcome this, during the dry season, water the grass at least 2 times a day, in the morning and evening. Especially for the type of mini elephant grass that requires more water than Japanese garden grass. Mini elephant grass leaves dry very quickly if there is a lack of water and will eventually make the grass die quickly.
Also avoid cutting the grass too short during this dry season. We recommend that you leave the length of the grass 5-10 cm. The goal is not to cause evaporation of excess water from the soil, thus the grass growing media in the garden is not dry, remains moist and the grass still looks neat.