I am going to change your perspective of this simple overused concept.
I hope you understand that this is all an analogy. I am not actually talking about turf management.
So many of us look over the fence at our neighbor’s yard and just wonder how did they get such beautiful, plush, green grass. We wonder what their secret is. We want to experience their grass on our feet. I think a lot of this falls on the misconception of luck. The one will less green grass always wonders how the one with green grass got so lucky. What did they do to deserve that grass that is so emerald green?
We wake up and peer out the back window to find our yard, and with a disappointed gaze, we look over and see our neighbor, riding a bigger lawnmower than we have, mowing their beautiful green grass. All we want to do is trade lives. Trade houses, get their house and yard, and all will be as happy as they are. We constantly compare our yard to theirs, and wonder how they got such green grass. We have the exact same amount of rainfall. We mow at the exact same times, but yet, it is always greener over there and not where I am standing.
Why is it so easy for our neighbor?
Gut check moment…
The truth is… You will never have your neighbor’s yard. You are put on this earth with a yard. One you are responsible for. Stop wondering why others bare a healthier yard than yours.
Only you are responsible for the color of your grass or the health of your yard. Only you can make it greener. Stop wondering why someone else has the grass you want. Stop trying to bridge over and enjoy their green grass as your own. Stop blaming reason after reason for your lack of the prettiest, healthiest green grass.
Grass isn’t greener on the other side. Your grass is greener if you actually put the required work in.
Here are three steps to getting that greenest grass.
- Plant the seeds.
When I say plant the seeds, I do not mean walk out and throw some grass seed down and hope for the best.
This process is about understanding the goal you have in mind. You have to visualize what you want your yard to grow into. More importantly, you have to get the soil ready to be sewn. If you set a goal without doing any pre planning, and preparing, then the goal is destined to set on top of the ground like the seed you just threw out to grow. You have to till the soil, prepare for the vision you have, and you have to give your seed a chance to set roots. Without a proper foundation, your grass will never prosper.
Money doesn’t grow on trees. Nothing of value is free. You have to work hard for everything and you have to put groundwork in with only a vision of what could be. Fertilizer is an investment, an idea, or a task that you have to do that you know could bare zero immediate benefit, but you have faith in it.
- Fertilize your yard.
So many of us set a goal of green grass but then just put it on the back burner and wait for it to miraculously come to be. This is a slow and drawn out process. If you really want greener grass you have to go above and beyond the bare minimum to have success.
Yes, the rainfall is the easiest way to give your grass the water it needs to sustain life. We are not after mediocrity. We don’t want grass that grows. We want the greenest grass.
You have to invest in your dream. Nothing of value is free. You have to work hard for everything and you have to put groundwork in with only a vision of what could be. Fertilizer is an investment, an idea, or a task that you have to do that you know could bare zero immediate benefit, but you have faith in it.
Your dream of the greenest grass will not happen overnight. You have to keep the future of what you want in your focus. You have to continue to feed the dream with all that you can, invest all you have, and you have to give it time to grow.
- Weed Your Yard.
Every single one of us has experienced a nuisance trying to corrupt the integrity of our responsibilities. These weeds will plague your beautiful green grass forever unless you build the courage to go out and remove them from your existence. It is not easy work. Weeding a yard can be difficult on your body and mind.
Ironically, sometimes the weeds are even green, but you know, they have the wrong intentions when growing amongst your grass. They are not really there to see your grass become the greenest it can be, they are only after the nutrients that your goals allow them to steal. They will reap the benefits of your hard work and fertilizer. They will mask themselves as trying to help, but you have to see past it.
Understanding what you have growing that will make your yard greener and what will not is crucial. But being able to get rid of the negative impacts is even more important.