No matter the season, it’s important to take the correct steps necessary for a beautiful, thriving lawn. It’s hard work, but can be easily be accomplished by avoiding common mistakes. Below are some common errors made during lawn care.
1. Applying an excessive amount of fertilizer. While this is great for helping grass and various other plants grow, too much can be just that – just too much. Some may not see the harm in adding too much fertilizer, thinking their lawn will be the lushest in the neighborhood. However, it will cause the complete opposite and create bare patches in your lawn due to damaged grass.
2. Watering your lawn too much. A lawn containing too much water can lead to other issues, such as weeds, fungus, issues with roots, the attraction of insects, etc. The right amount of water for your lawn all depends upon the type of grass you have.
3. Mowing your blades too short. Grass grows best when it’s not cut frequently, and weeds can pop up in the perfect environment if blades are indeed too low. Also, don’t use the same method when cutting the grass. Cutting from the same direction each time negatively impacts the grass, so much so that it may not even grow back at all. Do not cut the grass with blunt mower blades.
4. D.I.Y. Exterminations. While you may be tempted to solve any issues with lawn pests on your own, it’s best to hire a professional who can adequately address the problem and resolve it in a quick manner.
5. Planting the wrong grass for your lawn. The success of grass plants depends upon the climate, the amount of sunlight your property receives daily, as well as the type of soil.
6. Failure to recognize plant roots. All plants must be taken care of properly, including the parts we don’t see. Healthy roots ensure healthy plants.
7. Planting in the wrong environment. Research the type of grass you’ve chosen to find what type of soil and lawn area it grows best in. You wouldn’t want to place plants that need direct sunlight into shaded areas and vice versa.