Lawns are a unique surface that demand careful and disciplined attention. Many of the myths that we heard or urges that we had as kids should not be applied to your lawn. We pulled out a few common mistakes that are easily made in order to keep your yard on the right track. After all, one mistake can drastically affect your lawn.

1. You do not need to water every day – nor should you

If “but I want it to grow faster,” sounds familiar but we assure you that there is such a thing as too much water. Studies have shown that watering your lawn once per week instead of on a daily basis will produce a healthier and more drought-resistant surface.

2. You need to mow early and often

If “The lawn can go a few weeks without a trim,” rings a bell then please listen to us. Keeping your grass at a manageable length is healthier for lawns similar to the way that consistent haircuts are better for hair. Waiting until the grass is grown-out has been shown to increase stress and decrease the life of your lawn. If you are having trouble finding the time to mow the lawn, we can certainly help with that – give us a call!

3. It is actually detrimental to remove grass clippings

This may seem contradictory but that old myth that “leaving grass clippings on the lawn after mowing causes thatching” is false. In fact, leaving those clippings act as a fertilization technique and will help your lawn grow.

Closing Note

We hope this article was helpful. Please email us at office@dracutlandscaping.com if you have additional questions or would like us to write an article on a particular subject. Our team is always willing to help!