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Everyone wants to have the best lawn on the block but there are some lawn care mistakes that can prevent you from having the best lawn.
Make sure to keep reading to find out some common lawn care mistakes you need to avoid. Watching out for these mistakes will keep your lawn happy and healthy.
1. Too Short
There is a science to how you should cut your grass. Cutting your grass too short will cause the part of the plant that does the photosynthesizing to be removed and the roots will have to provide the energy.
This will cause your grass to actually starve, which won’t be good. Make sure you are only cutting just the top grass, about 1/3 inch. So you’ll want to make sure that your grass height is around 3 and a half inches to prevent cutting it too short.
2. Not Testing the Soil
One of the first things that should be done with your lawn is a soil test. This will reveal how acidic your soil is, as well as giving you an idea of what type of fertilizer you should be using.
If you are having trouble with your lawn due to medical issues make sure to look up an NDIS Provider. They can assist you in testing your soil, keeping your lawn healthy.
3. Dull Blades
When you mow your lawn you want to make sure the blades are sharp and will cut the grass in one go. If the blades are dull then it will actually rip at the grass and damage the blades of grass.
Make sure you are regularly checking your mower blades to ensure sharpness when cutting your grass.
4. Throwing Away Clippings
When you mow your grass you may bag your clippings, but you should keep them. By keeping the clippings on your lawn it allows for the clippings to decompose and give the lawn moisture.
Your grass will look healthier by keeping the clippings. You can rack the clippings out to prevent clumping and allow for an even spread across your lawn.
5. Watering at the Wrong Times
You want to make sure that your lawn is getting the proper amount of water. If you water your lawn in the middle of the day most of the water will be evaporated and your lawn won’t be able to hold the moisture.
You should water your lawn either early in the morning, before the sun rises, or in the evening after the sun sets. Allowing for proper watering will allow for the grass to hold the moisture.
Common Lawn Care Mistakes to Avoid
By making sure to avoid these lawn care mistakes you’ll have the best lawn out there. These are simple mistakes that can be easily avoided.
We hope that this helps you to maintain your lawn. If you liked this article make sure to check out our other posts!