I did a quick Google search and found there are just under 12,000 different types of grasses in the world. These range from turf grasses to ornamental grasses, and even bamboo.With all these varieties, it's common for new customers to be concerned about using our products on their specific type of grass.
We are very fond of Kentucky Blue Grass here in Utah. I'm sure there is a favorite variety in your area as well.
Even with all these varieties, there are a few general best practices for a healthy lawn. Most varieties of turf grass:
- grow better in well-drained soil.
- need to be fertilized regularly.
- tend to accumulate thatch.
- need adequate water, although some are more drought resistant than others.
Biologically healthy soil:
- is naturally aerated for better water penetration and drainage.
- converts fertilizer most efficiently ensuring balanced nutrients.
- biologically decomposes thatch back into humus.
- stores water more efficiently so you can water less.
If you're a dog owner, certain species of grass are better at resisting dog urine damage than others. Grasses that have deep roots and spread by rhizome seem to be more naturally resistant to dog urine damage. Deeper roots are further away from the urine and better protected. Also using less nitrogen fertilizer in areas frequented by your dog will decrease the excess nitrogen in the soil.
Using LawnMutt every 6-8 weeks improves the soils ability to digest large quantities of urea nitrogen while stimulating deeper root growth.