How To Make Bermuda Grass Thicker

I bet you are wondering what is the point of thinking too much about your bermuda grass lawn. Considering all the different ways it could be thicker, greener or longer.

I mean, you might be wondering – why do I need to know how to make my bermuda grass greener or thicker or stronger? Well, the answer is obvious. 

Your grass is an important part of any family lawn or outbuildings. Without decent grass your garden might as well not be there. Beautiful, succulent looking green grass is a true sight to behold. Which is why you must make sure that your grass truly is as green as possible. 

You might be thinking however – how on earth can I make my grass greener? How do I make sure that it is as stunning as can be? How to make Bermuda grass grow thicker?

I know these are all questions you want answered. Well, don’t worry because you will get your answer to how you can make sure your grass is the best around. 

Why Is Making Your Grass Look Good Important?

You might still be wondering of course – what’s the point of making my grass look good? I mean you wouldn’t be the first person to think that, and you certainly won’t be the last. 

One thing of course is pride. I know pride might sound strange but if you’ve ever tutted at a neighbor’s scrubby lawn or had your lawn tutted over you know exactly what I mean. Having pride in your home is important to most people so why shouldn’t you have pride in your grass as well?

Slick and well-kept grass is there to be admired by all. There are few people who haven’t been impressed by a good lawn so make sure they are impressed with yours by taking care of your grass. 

Secondly, it is actually good for the environment. Whilst it might sound strange, a well-maintained garden can be good for your local biodiversity because it encourages bees, insects, local mammals and birds to be able to scurry and fly across it.

Whilst it is important to have areas that are much more natural, nature needs a balance. 

Without the balance between areas that are cultivated and areas that are wilder, your local areas biodiversity can become overly slanted and not as distinct as it otherwise would be. 

Finally, it saves you having to do more work to it than you have to.

If your lawn is kept in a good condition throughout the year, then you won’t feel like you have to force yourself to get your lawn mower out when it becomes almost impossible to tame to get it back into some kind of order.

I know for myself that if you don’t keep your lawn under control, you will regret it! 

I know it may seem strange at first but once you get around the idea of good lawn care, you won’t be able to turn back. You know that it is the right way forward and I know that once you accept it is, your life will be so much better. 

How To Make Bermuda Grass Thicker?

One of the issues that some lawn owners have is that they would like their lawn to look thicker than it does. For the fullness of the grass to truly come out and be there for all your visitors and family to see.

There are many ways to make your bermuda grass grow thicker. Some methods are more complicated than others. 

The way I’m going to tell you about it perhaps the best, however. I’m going to use Bermuda grass as the example for this part of the piece because it truly is a fine grass and one that does also sometimes have problems with thickness. 

The Importance of Fertilizer

Firstly, make sure you have the right fertilizer. I know it may seem crazy to talk about putting fertilizer on a lawn, but it isn’t. A good, quick acting grass fertilizer can easily turn your lawn around and you known that once you’ve tried it once you won’t be able to stop using it. 

Make sure that the fertilizer that you use is suitable for your particular lawn. Lawns vary in their nutrient needs and require different types of fertilization.  Make sure you’re using a fertilizer that is best for bermuda grass.

Once you have your fertilizer make sure to get a good old dollop of it ready. I know dollop isn’t a scientific term, but it works here because the amount you spread on must be in a good ratio to the size of your lawn.

That ratio will vary depending on the fertilizer you use. Consult the instructions on the packing of your fertilizer to get an idea of how much to use for your lawn.

Make sure to use at least a good amount of fertilizer but remember – sometimes less is more. 

Putting too much fertilizer on your lawn can harm it so if you are using a large amount remember to spread it thinly across the lawn so it covers the whole area. 

Once you have the amount and have spread it carefully over the lawn it is time to water it. Fertilizer needs to be worked into the earth of the lawn so watering your lawn after applying the fertilizer is a good way to speed the process up. 

Wait a while for the fertilizer to properly sink into the lawn. It can sometimes take a few weeks to see results of fertilizer on your lawn.

Mowing Practices and Bermuda Grass Thickness

Once done begin the lawn mowing process. Make sure to mow your lawn more regularly as well.

As anyone who has ever shaved themselves will tell you, the more you mow or shave an area the thicker the hair or grass comes out the next time it grows. 

Your mowing schedule will vary depending on the season and location. There isn’t one catch all schedule as some plant hardiness zones will grow Bermuda Grass faster than others.

A good rule of thumb is to mow every 2 weeks, but you may need to mow once a week depending on your growing conditions.

Sunlight Can Also Affect Bermuda Grass Thickness

If your Bermuda grass lawn is not getting enough sunlight, it may thin itself out in order to encourage health for the few blades that can survive. You should do everything within your power to make sure your Bermuda grass is getting the sunlight it needs.

Sunlight can be a hard thing to control as it is usually impaired by stationary objects such as trees or buildings. One thing you can do is make sure the trees on your property are trimmed back as much as possible so they’re not blocking the sunlight your Bermuda grass lawn needs.

Check for Thatching Issues

Thinning grass can often be a result of built up thatch. Thatch is a twisted and compact root system that needs to be untangled, or de-thatched every so often.

Neglecting to to so can result in thinning patches of Bermuda grass lawn that are both thin and unhealthy.

If you follow these steps correctly, you’ll have sumptuous lawn in no time. 

Why We Need Lawns

I know there are times when you wished you didn’t have a lawn – I know I sure have. They can drive us round the bend at times with the amount of work we have to put into them. However, they are also great things to have. 

Without a proper lawn you might feel lost. You wouldn’t have somewhere to sit and relax after a hard day’s work. You wouldn’t have somewhere for a barbecue. You might not have somewhere to have fun with your folks. This is why a proper lawn is important.

They bring families together in the outdoors and give them an appreciation of the majesty of nature and why it is so good to have even a little piece of it so close at hand.

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