Summer is in full swing and there is nothing better than getting outside and enjoying your backyard. We all know that a great lawn can make your backyard shine, but unfortunately, many homeowners make common mistakes that can cause their lawn to look less than its very best during this season.
To ensure your lawn lives up to its full potential this summer, here are some common lawn maintenance mistakes to avoid:
- Overwatering the grass While many homeowners believe it is crucial to water their grass every day, this can actually cause a lot of problems. When you water every day, you end up soaking the top level of the grass, which will easily evaporate in the hot weather. This can actually cause your grass to become dehydrated. Stick to thoroughly watering the lawn for a few hours only once a week to really hydrate the roots.
- Not being thorough with your weeds There are plenty of weeds that are living in your lawn right now, without you even knowing it. In fact, in a well-maintained 10,000-square-foot lawn, there will be six different turf plants per square inch. With this in mind, it’s vital to invest in preventative maintenance when it comes to weeds as they are lurking in plain sight.
- Getting too happy with your lawn mower We all want a perfectly groomed yard, but unfortunately, our lawn mowers can do more harm than good if overused. You never want to cut your grass too short. This will prevent adequate growth and can actually bring more weeds into your yard. So as a rule of thumb, pull out the lawn mowers only once a week.
- Assuming fertilizer is one-size-fits-all Each lawn is different, and this means that each lawn needs to be treated differently. There are many different kinds of fertilizers available due to your lawn care needs, so don’t assume they are all the same. There are different factors that need to be considered such as the type of grass, your environment, and the soil.
Remember, taking care of your lawn is important no matter what season it is. These tips will give you a good jumping point to start out with, and if you’re interested in learning more about how you can care for your lawn, we’re here to help!