You can see that the grass is thick and greener than it was just a few weeks earlier. It also has less bald spots and more biodiversity. It is really important to have your grass thick as we move into the hotter months of the year. This spring has already been dry, so if July and August are as dry (or drier), getting the lawn thick and happy now will prevent brown areas in late summer. I did overseed the yard with a premium Kentucky Bluegrass blend, but it hasn’t started growing yet.
We reduced the number of mowings over the season by half. That means that normally, this yard would have been cut, at least, 4 to 5 times already. That’s way, way too much. The reduction of mowings allow the grass to recover from the harsh winter much, much faster and better. It also gives the roots time to grow deeper into the soil and independent of sprinkle. The grass on the right wasn’t taller than 2 to 2.5 inches at the time of the photograph. Most landscapers cut the grass down to one inch…that just sets up the unsustainable cycle of needing fertilizer, sprinklers and pesticides for your yard. With the Yard Detox, the grass won’t get taller than 3 inches, and so this yard will get cut again soon (most likely at the end of this week).
What isn’t as easy to see in the images above is that virtually no weeds are growing throughout the lawn. As we track the yard, I’ll make sure to note if that changes as well as when and where we find them.