Mistakes with caring for your lawn can severely impact the overall attractiveness of your landscaping, and it can even increase the amount of erosion that occurs. While grass is a resilient plant, it is still beneficial to take steps to avoid the more common mistakes that could impact the health of these plants.
Letting Areas Of The Lawn Thin With Intervening
At some point, portions of the grass may start to thin in some areas. There are many reasons for the grass to start thinning in isolated areas, but it can often be the result of insufficient water, nutrients or excessive soil erosion. If you notice that portions of your grass are thinning, identifying the source of the problem can reduce the chance of the surrounding grass suffering further thinning. Once the underlying problem has been identified and corrected, planting more grass seed or even sod can quickly fill these areas so the lawn will be lusher.
Cutting The Grass Too Short
To reduce the frequency that a person needs to mow their lawn, they may cut it extremely short. Unfortunately, it is possible to cut the grass too short, which can negatively impact your lawn in several ways. One way that this can impact the lawn that homeowners may not consider is that it can increase the ability of weeds to germinate. Grass that is extremely short can make it much easier for these weeds to germinate as it will allow more sunlight to reach the weed, and it can allow more space for it to grow. To help limit the ability of weeds to germinate and take root, the grass should be kept at least a couple of inches long. While this may result in you needing to mow the lawn slightly more frequently, it can reduce the time that you have to spend to remove unwanted weeds from the lawn.
Using The Wrong Type Or Quantity Of Fertilizers
Fertilizer products can supplement the nutrients that your lawn is getting from the soil. However, fertilizers are fairly powerful substances, and individuals that are using the wrong type or incorrect quantity can actually damage their lawn. For example, using a fertilizer that is too strong can burn the roots of the grass. Conversely, using the wrong type of fertilizer can lead to imbalances in the soil that may actually cause some nutrients to be locked out of the roots. Before buying any fertilizers for the lawn, simple soil tests can provide insides into the type and amount of fertilizer that is needed to help the lawn thrive. Contact your local lawn services provider for more information.Share
24 February 2022
When my husband and I bought our house years ago, we thought it would be our "starter" home and we would move in a few years. We soon had two children, and we then decided against moving since we live in a great school district and we love our neighbors. However, I was growing very tired of the appearance of our home. We painted it a different color, and it still seemed like the "same old house" that we were tired of. We finally deciding that maybe good landscaping would "do the trick" and make our home more enjoyable to use again. We were right, and I now love our home! I now love spending time in our yard and just enjoying the scenery. I have such a passion for landscaping now I decided to create a blog about it. I plan to share many landscaping tips, so come back!