Are you making common mistakes that could be compromising a lush, green lawn? There are Turf Myths that you could be buying into and that could be hindering the growth of your grass.
Check out these common turf myths and be wary of mistakes that stand in the way of your green grass and lush lawn:
Don’t let your grass dry-out.
There is a common misconception out there that you can’t over-water a lawn; the truth is, lawns do best when given time to absorb moisture and dry-out between watering. It makes more sense and yields better results to water every other day, and to ensure your lawn is well-aerated so that it can absorb the water more effectively.
Keep it cut quite short.
You can keep your lawn cut quite short during cooler weather but adjust your mower blade during warmer seasons. Grass that is shorter absorbs less water from the roots, which may result in a dry lawn in summer or warmer months. During these seasons, let it grow a bit taller for greener grass and best results.
Fertilizer solves your soil problems.
Yes, fertilizer contributes to a healthy lawn, but it can’t undo soil problems on its own. Green grass comes from healthy soil; add plenty of rich topsoil to your lawn to ensure you have enough to facilitate hardy grass. Address the soil first for healthier greenspaces.
Fertilizer instantly eradicates weed issues.
Don’t expect weed-eating fertilizer to eliminate weeds immediately. It typically takes weeds 7-10 days to dissipate after application. Also, know that weeds from surrounding, untreated patches of lawn or gardens can impact how quickly weeds return; you must remain vigilant.
Damage is due to pests.
It is easy to assume pests are the problem when you see brown spots and damaged areas on your lawn. As the weather warms during growing season, grubs come up from deep below the ground, so if you see spots in early-to-mid summer, it is unlikely a result of these pests. Brown or spongy spots may be more likely caused by over-watering, under-watering, or too much sun.
Lawn neglect equates to disease.
When you see a diseased and damaged lawn, you may think that it is a sign of neglect – but this is not necessarily the case. Even the most-maintained lawns and greenspaces can fall prey to environmental factors and outside influences that you have no control over, regardless of how much time you spend tending your grass.
Next season’s lawn can be greener and healthier; debunk these myths and do things differently.
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