How to Get a Deep Dark Green Lawn Quickly

Do you want a nice deep blue-green lawn to dominate your neighbors? Maybe you’re just expecting company and want to show off some dark blue grass. This is a guide on how to green up your lawn fast and make it bustin’.

There are a few things you can do to get quick results, but following good lawn care practices will help your turf look great during most of the season. These techniques should be used as part of your whole lawn care system.

Apply Iron Supplements

Applying an iron supplement is the quickest way to make your grass greener. Without getting too technical, iron is required in chlorophyll synthesis. Chlorophyll gives grass and other plants their green color and an iron deficiency gives plants a pale, yellow color.

Chelated (it’s pronounced “key-lated”) liquid iron will be absorbed by grass the quickest. This is because the iron is absorbed through the leaves (foliar) vs through the ground and roots like in a granular application.

You can use a fertilizer that’s high in iron, but I like the flexibility of using a standalone liquid iron supplement. This allows you to apply iron without nitrogen when you don’t want to push growth like in the middle of summer.

Follow the instructions on the product that you want to apply and be careful not to get any on your driveway because the iron can leave stains. Use a hand-pump or backpack sprayer for fine application control. You can also use a hose-end sprayer for an even faster application.

With liquid chelated iron, the results will come almost overnight.

Apply Fertilizer

A fertilizer that’s high in nitrogen and low in phosphorous will help your lawn quickly green up. You can use a liquid fertilizer to spoon-feed your turf.

Another option is to use urea or ammonium sulphate because they supply quick-release nitrogen to your lawn and can be bought on the cheap. Just make sure you apply when it’s cooler in the morning and water it in.

Water Properly

Not enough water and your grass will go dormant. Too much water and your fungus take over, causing more discoloration.

What you need to do is water properly depending on your grass type and season. Most grass types require 1-1.5 inches of water per week, and that includes rain.

When it comes to watering deep and infrequent is the name of the game. Deep watering helps promote root growth by training roots to reach down for water. Water once or twice a week early in the morning.

Following these steps will help you get a nice dark green lawn in record time and achieve peak grassdad or grassmom status.