5 Common Lawn Care Mistakes To Avoid
Whether you like to DIY or hire a lawn care company to do the work of maintaining your yard, it’s a good idea to know what type of mistakes to avoid. After all, you’ll want to know whether anything needs to be changed about how your grass is being taken care of so that it stays healthy and beautiful for years to come.
With the right lawn care regimen, you should have no problem with dying brown patches, bare spots, or large areas where the grass just won’t grow. You can get better results with a little bit of good advice from our pros. Check out these 5 common lawn care mistakes to avoid.
Over Watering The GrassThere are many factors involved in knowing how much and how often to water a lawn. For one, the species of the grass plays a big role in how much water should be given to it. It’s best to do a little research to find out what species is involved. Also, look at the soil density, soil content, and climate temperatures to make sure you’re watering it the right amount and as often as you should.
Choosing The Wrong Grass For Reseeding The LawnPeople make the mistake of thinking that grass is grass when they reseed the lawn. Before they know it, they have drought-resistant and quick-growing Bermuda grass stealing the nutrients and overtaking all their beautiful carpet grass.
Deciding Not To Use Any Lawn Insect Control MethodsAnother lawn care mistake people make is to neglect the insect control. Some lawn insects can completely destroy the roots of any green and lush lawn. Grubs, in particular, feed off the roots just below the soil surface. It’s important to be able to identify the insects involved or use a broad insect control treatment that treats many different types.
Not Fertilizing The LawnAs a North Myrtle Beach lawn care company, we can’t tell you how often we hear a homeowner say no when it comes to fertilizing their lawn. It’s such a simple way to feed nutrients to the grass but they just don’t understand how important it is to make sure the soil is able to properly feed the turf. If you’re a DIYer, you can get a simple soil test kit to find out whether or not you need to fertilize. Be good to the soil, and it will make your grass healthy and beautiful, more resistant to disease, and more resilient to insect infestations.
Cutting The Grass Too Close To The GroundWhen mowing the grass, you wouldn’t think it makes any difference how short you cut it. The truth is, it makes a world of difference. Wait until it grows too long and you’re allowing any weeds mixed in with the turf to go to seed and spread. Cut your grass too short and you’ll wind up with a brown lawn.
When the grass is cut too short, it has little moisture left in the blades. Plus, the practice robs the energy reserves, or nutrients, that are being sent up the blades from the roots. Scalp the lawn severely down to the roots, and it may have difficulty recovering at all. As a general rule of thumb, cut it at least 3 inches above the root thatch.