Don't Make These Lawn Care Mistakes

Posted on: 16 May 2017


There are many different aspects that are going to help you maintain a great lawn. However, there are a few mistakes that people make on a regular basis that can be deadly to a lawn. The problem is that many people do not know that they are making some of these mistakes. In order to help you maintain a healthy lawn, this article is going to outline just a few of the common mistakes that people make with their lawn care.

Timing Of Water 

Many people think that the longer that the water sits on your grass the better, but this is not the case at all. In fact, if the water is able to truly sit on your lawn for an extended period of time and becomes soggy you could find your lawn dying. The reason is often because this type of environment is a perfect place for fungus to start growing. If you start having a fungus problem it can be very difficult to reverse. The best way to stop fungus is to never let it develop in the first place. One of the very best ways to keep from allowing fungus to develop is to water in the early morning. This will allow the water to soak in, but any excess water will be evaporated during the day.

Cutting The Lawn Short

While it is nice to cut the lawn short so you do not have to mow as often, it is a big mistake. One of the big problems when you cut the grass too short is that it is not able to go through some of the most important processes that a plant can go through. It actually makes it very hard for the grass to go through photosynthesis. It is also very hard for the grass to develop a good root system.

Sharpen Your Blades 

Another very big problem that many people do not realize is mowing with a dull blade. In fact it is safe to say that most people do not ever think about the blade of their lawn mower being sharp. If you are mowing with a dull blade then you may actually be hurting the root system of the grass. A sharp blade will cut the grass without much pulling on the blade of grass. However, a dull blade will have a very negative impact on the health of the grass. It can actually make the grass more susceptible to pests and diseases.  

Talk with a local lawn maintenance company for more tips.