If you're anything like me, you've driven through neighborhoods, admiring the Santa Cruz homes and immaculate lawns. You've pictured your dry, brown yard, wondering how these homeowners managed to get their lawns looking so great.
Here are a few tips and tricks that can help achieve that plush, green grass that everyone hopes for:
1. Choose a type of grass seed that's right for your climate zone.
There are three climate zones: Warm, transitional and cool. Warm season grass is better for lawns in the South, cool season for the North, and transitional for Central. The best bet for the transitional zone is either a mixture of warm and cool season grass or using the same seeds as the warm zone.
2. Plant at the right time.
Throw grass seed on