4 Things to Avoid When It Comes to Your Lawn

Lawns are a unique surface that demands 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.

Watering lawn via hose. Keeping lawns growing during summer season.

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!

Wheel barrel full of tools to help landscape your yard.

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.

Landscape backyard with a hardscape walkway and patio

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!

About The Author
Michael is a seasoned landscaper, providing services for commercial and residential clients in the Dracut area for over 20 years. Owner of Dracut Landscaping, Michael's team, can help create an ideal landscape for your property.

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