Foot traffic is one of your lawn’s worst enemies. That’s why it’s vital to plan ahead before you install your turf.
To keep high traffic from killing your grass, think about these options:
1) Pick the right type of grass.
This has a lot to do with the area of the country in which you live. Cooler climates will have a better affect on Kentucky bluegrasses and tall Fescues. In warmer climates, you’ll need Zoysia or Bermuda grasses. The key is to pick the grass that’s most traffic-tolerant for your area.
2) Consider mulch or pavers.
Not for the whole yard, of course! If you know you’ll have a heavy traffic pattern in one area, then consider mulch or a combination of gravel and pavers.
3) Aerate in fall and spring.
High-traffic areas result in compacted soil and, consequently, dead grass. By using a punch-core aerator in the spring and fall, you’ll allow the grass’s roots to get the air and water it needs for growth.
Don’t let high traffic ruin your lawn. With a little extra care and planning, you’ll keep the dead grass away.
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