Lawn Care: Three Common Mistakes You Should Try to Avoid

Posted on Oct 25, 2016 6:00:00 AM by Stephanie Morgan

Lawn Care: Three Common Mistakes You Should Try to Avoid | The Experienced Gardener Do you look at your neighbor’s yard with envy and wonder why you can’t get yours to look the same? Do you work constantly on your yard and still have lackluster results? Try not to get discouraged because a lush beautiful lawn is an attainable goal. In order to get started toward that goal, there are three common mistakes you need to learn about so you can avoid them in your yard.

  • Ignoring your lawn

There are certain times of the year where it seems like every evening and weekend is filled with tasks to be completed and events to attend. With the craziness of everyday life it can be difficult to stay consistent with lawn care. Sometimes something just has to give and it won’t hurt your yard to go a few more days without being mowed, right? Actually, it can do damage to your yard if you go too long between mows. If you let your lawn get overgrown it will eventually lead to bare spots in your yard because new grow will be inhibited by the shadows cast from the tall blades of grass. In addition, cutting grass down that has been allowed to overgrow can be stressful to the lawn and cause damage. Regularly mowing will encourage new growth and eventually lead to a more lush lawn.

Another reason ignoring your lawn care is a mistake is that small issues can turn into big problems if left unchecked. For example, if you notice a small brown spot in your yard you need to investigate what caused the spot to occur. Dying spots in your yard can be caused by several different factors including pests and disease. If you discover the problem and quickly identify the source you can treat it and contain it before your whole yard is impact. However, if you do not address the problem it can quickly go from a brown spot to a dying lawn.

There are seasons in everyone’s life when it is a struggle to keep up. But, you cannot ignore your yard for long if a healthy lawn is important to you. It will require a lot of time and effort to undo the damage of ignoring your lawn. If you are in a season of life that prevents you from spending an adequate amount of time on lawn care then seek out the services of a professional lawn care company. You can schedule regular mowing and get help addressing any problems that arise in your yard.

  • Over watering and over fertilizing your lawn

More is not always better, which is the case when it comes to providing nutrition to your lawn. For example, if you put too much fertilizer on your lawn it can lead to dehydration. If the dehydration is severe enough it can kill off part or all of your lawn. On the other hand, watering your yard too often can make it more likely to develop disease. It can also wash away the fertilizer and/or additional seeds you put down to encourage growth. Take the time to research the type of grass you have in your yard so you can determine the appropriate amount of water and fertilizer to use.

  • Ignoring your equipment

The equipment you use to mow your lawn can have an impact on its’ overall wellbeing. Dull blades on your mower can damage the grass and make it more susceptible to disease and extreme conditions such as drought. Putting the blade too low on your mower can also damage your lawn. When you cut grass too low it can cause damage to the root system and make the grass more likely to die off. You must pay close attention the maintenance and settings on your mower if you want to grow and maintain a beautiful lawn.

Keep these tips in mind as you schedule time to mow and maintain your yard. A few changes in your lawn care routine can make a big difference in the look and health of your yard.New Call-to-action

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