Having a Beautiful Green Lawn is Easy

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By: Marge B

A beautiful lush green lawn makes your home look more inviting. A beautiful front lawn can increase the property value of your home according to a study by the National Association of Realtors. Green Thumb Nursery makes it easy for you to have a beautiful lawn. Green Thumb Nursery offers the highest quality sod on the market, and you can now order the quantity you need online. Spring and early summer are the perfect times to start a new lawn. Remember that new lawns need frequent watering until they become established; never allow a new lawn to dry out. After your new sod is established, you will need to mow regularly in summer. Avoid removing more than a third of the leaf’s total blade length at one time: This can stress your lawn. There are many benefits to having a green lawn besides the increased curb-appeal. Plants including sod help to improve air quality by absorbing carbon dioxide and other pollutants. A study by the University of California, Davis found that a 100-square-foot lawn can produce enough oxygen for ten people per day. This is about one fifth of the Earth’s atmosphere is oxygen, pumped out by green plants including lawns. Lawns can aid in managing water runoff by absorbing and filtering rainwater. Grass helps to recharge groundwater and prevent excessive water runoff, thereby reducing the risk of flooding. Grass lawns, when combined with other plants and flowers, can provide habitats for various beneficial insects, birds, and small mammals. Lawns contribute to biodiversity in urban and suburban settings.

A beautiful lawn is a click away on the Green Thumb website:  https://www.greenthumb.com/order-sod/ Green Thumb Nursey offers premium quality sod delivered to your home. Green Thumb is an exclusive Southland Sod Online Dealer. Ordering sod is simple the Green Thumb website has detailed photos and information about the several types of sod that you can order. Green Thumb offers many types of sod such as the Marathon I, Marathon II, Pureblue Lite, Hybrid Bermuda, Greenwave, Marathon II Lite, and St. Augustine so that you can get exactly you are looking for to beautify your home at an incredible price.

St. Augustine™ Sod
St. Augustine Sod is very coarse and thick. It is used primarily where shade tolerance is the top priority. Native to the southern United States. St. Augustine grass is one of the most popular lawn grasses in Florida and the Gulf states, thanks to its tolerance of heat and humidity. Its blue-green blades form a dense turf that establishes quickly and easily. St. Augustine grass spreads at an average rate of 6 to 12 inches per year. However, under ideal conditions, it will spread even faster.

While St. Augustine grass is shade-tolerant, like all plants, it still requires sunlight to stay alive. Before planting this type of grass in areas that do not get enough sunlight, it is important to make sure the area gets at least 4 hours of direct or 6 to 8 hours of partial sunlight a day.

Green Wave™ Lite Sod
Green Wave is popular to plant on un-mowed slopes. Green Wave is also popular when planted in any ornamental area where a mounding ground cover look is desired. You should mow Green Wave grass at 2 inches in length for a traditional turf appearance. Green Wave however, is not as durable as the Marathon® varieties for use as a lawn ground cover. The common name for Green Wave is Creeping Red Fescue Species or Festuca Rubra. When left unmowed, the grass mounds will produce wispy seed stalks in the spring which will rise above the plants to a height of 12 to 18 inches.

Marathon™ II Sod
A popular variety of sod is Marathon. Marathon® combines the best of both worlds in terms of beauty and durability. It is a 100% tall fescue blend and the result of multiple generations of selective breeding. Primary selection criteria were dark color, dense crown, disease resistance and fine leaf texture. Marathon® combines the best of both worlds in terms of beauty and durability. Unlike the original variety, Marathon II is far less shade-tolerant, with an ability to tolerate between zero shade up to 25% shade. Marathon II has medium-coarse texture and maintains a medium-dark-green color all year. This grass needs to be mowed to a height of between 2-and-3-inches tall.

The sod available from Green Thumb is cut and delivered fresh in either five square feet or eight square feet rolls. The sod from Green Thumb arrives at your home within two business days after you place your order. There is a convenient comparison chart online to make ordering your selection of sod easier. Marathon II is the most popular choice purchased by Southern California homeowners. This sod has a more refined appearance, it is high durability, resistant to thatching and disease. It is available for $1.11/sq. ft. When selecting your sod, it can be ordered from any of the Green Thumb locations Orange County Garden Center located in Lake Forest, San Diego Garden Center located in San Marcos, and the Green Thumb Los Angeles Garden Centers located in Canoga Park or Santa Clarita or the Ventura
County Garden Center located in Ventura .  Having a beautiful lawn Creates a recreational area. Grass lawns provide a soft and comfortable surface for various recreational activities. They offer a place for children to play, pets to roam, and families to relax outdoors. Grass lawns contribute to the environment in a variety of ways. They help in reducing soil erosion by holding the soil in place with their root systems. Grass also acts as a natural filter, trapping dust and pollutants from the air, thus improving air quality. A beautiful green lawn enhances the appearance of the property. A well-maintained grass lawn can add a touch of natural beauty, giving your outdoor space a fresh and inviting look. Most lawns need regular watering during the summer to keep them green. This is especially true with newly planted sod. You should be sure to provide about one inch of water per week for your new sod.

Fertilizers improve plant growth by supplying nutrients to the soil. The primary nutrients necessary for plant growth are nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. The best time fertilize tall fescue is fall and spring, according to the University of California’s Lawn Guide. So, after your new sod is installed, you can answer the question, “Is the grass greener on the other side?”

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