6 Lawn Care Mistakes

6 Lawn Care Mistakes

While you may think everything you’re doing is right, you may be unintentionally harming your lawn. Making a mistake can be done without you knowing it, no matter how hard you try. It’s okay, though, because most of these mistakes are reversible.

Here are six of the most common ways you may be harming your lawn:

1. Leaving Your Lawn a Mess

Parties are fun, but leaving behind tents, tables, chairs, and other detritus may damage your lawn more than you realize. Let your lawn breathe so it can grow and stay healthy.

2. Giving Your Lawn Too Little Water

This may seem obvious, but too little water can be detrimental to the health of your lawn. When your lawn lacks moisture, it can turn brown and die, and it can even be prone to fungus growth.

3. Giving Your Lawn Too Much Water 

Too much water can be bad too. Drowning your lawn can cause the root system to end up shallow and kill your lawn. 

4. Using Dull Mower Blades

A dull mower blade won’t cut the grass evenly. Instead, it will instead rip the grass, potentially causing stress. This can leave the grass jagged and more prone to disease. 

5. Mowing the Grass Too Low

Mowing your lawn shorter to save yourself the extra work can damage your lawn. Cutting too much grass removes the areas that photosynthesize, keeping it from drawing nutrients from the sun. 

6. Allowing Heavy Foot Traffic

You may love the feeling of grass between your toes, but too much travel on the grass can have a negative impact. Repeated trauma to an area can damage it and eventually kill it.

Most of these things are reversible with time, but drastic damage may have caused a major negative impact. If you need help restoring your lawn, the experts at Carol’s Colors Landscaping are ready to assist. Contact us today.