How to ensure the grass is always greener

At Recipe For Serenity, we focus A LOT on indoor plants and outdoor veggie patches. So, today, I wanted to turn my attention to something as equally important in the garden. The much-loved front and back lawns. 

While every homeowner dreams of having luscious green grass every day, the truth is, this can be really hard. Throw in the dry summers and overly wet winters we've been having across the country, and you may find that your lawn is either yellow or has turned into mud. 

If you want to have a beautiful lawn all year round, there are plenty of things you can do. Here are just my favourites. 

Learn when to water 

While it may feel great to water your lawn after a hard day of work, watering it in the afternoon, especially on a hot day, means that the water won't have the time to absorb into the soil before it evaporates. On the other hand, watering at night means water may spend too long seeping into the soil, creating a damp environment. As an after effect of the excessive dampness, lawn disease may even settle in. 

Watering in the morning is the best way to allow your lawn to receive the hydration it needs without letting it receive too much water. While you may water each day with a hose in the summer, this must be significantly reduced in the winter. Using a watering can every few days lets your lawn still receive plenty of water without over-saturating it. 


Get rid of weeds

The difficult part about lawn weeds, such as crabgrass, is that they often blend into the lawn and can be hard to spot. When you spend some time in the garden, make sure you dedicate time to your lawn, looking for weeds. 

When you spot weeds, most can be pulled out with your hands. Just be sure to wear some gardening gloves to protect your hands from injuries. For those more pesky weeds, you can also use a weeder to ensure you pull the entire root out. 

Keep your lawn the right height for the season

Particularly important in autumn and winter, keeping your lawn at the right height can reduce browning and scalping. During these cooler months, it's recommended you don't cut the grass any lower than 2.5cm as this weakens it and can open the lawn to disease. 

In the same way, leaving the lawn too long in the summer can prevent the sun's rays from reaching the soil. This can force grass to die off. When in doubt, it's always best to ask a professional as they can provide the best support for your local area. 


At Recipe For Serenity, I have a range of products available to help you keep your lawn and garden looking great. If you are searching for an innovative way to look after your yard, I'm sure you will find something in my range. Shop it today