Homeowners in North Carolina love their lawns. Backyards are the perfect extension of a home, giving you more livable space and opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors. However, while we all crave a beautiful green lawn, few of us know how to achieve such a feat. Many amateur landscapers know the basics of lawn care, but are still making major mistakes that are damaging their lawns. Our team at Nature’s Select™ Premium Turf Services, Inc. wants to help you avoid such damage, so here are four things to avoid doing to your lawn.

Ways You Could Be Damaging Your Lawn

1. Leaving Clutter on Your Lawn

If you spend a lot of time outside, you likely have a certain amount of outdoor gear or toys that you bring with you. Leaving things like lawn chairs, outdoor games, or large children’s toys on the lawn can compact the soil beneath the lawn and damage the grass. While it’s time-consuming to clear away everything each evening, it’s worth it for the health of your lawn’s root system.

2. Not Testing Your Soil

Fertilizing without a soil test is like taking medicine without knowing what illness you have. Our professional team uses a soil analysis to custom formulate and blend the biological material best suited for your lawn. Our technicians will then continue to monitor your lawn going forward, inspecting it regularly for any problems.

3. Scalping Your Grass

While it may seem like a life hack to cut your grass shorter so you can go longer between mowing, it’s actually quite harmful to your lawn. Grass that is too short limits the capacity for photosynthesis and can cause brown or bare spots to form.

4. Letting Chemicals Run into Your Grass

Do you power wash your house each spring? Do you wash your car in your driveway? The chemicals used to clean your house or car could be a major contributor to the damage in your lawn. Whenever you use those type of sprays, do your best to protect your lawn from the runoff and rinse them away to a safe place.

At Nature’s Select™, we want to help you achieve a beautiful, healthy lawn that looks appealing and gives your family a place to play, relax, and decompress from life’s hectic pace. If your lawn is not quite the outdoor space you want it to be, Nature’s Select™ Premium Turf Services, Inc. can help. Contact us today at (336) 768-7999 to request your free estimate.