Taking care of your lawn can be a daunting task. There are several areas to manage if you want a lush, level, and green lawn during the warmer months. This is why we generally recommend that you hire a professional lawn care team to handle that work and achieve the best results. However, if you want to attempt it yourself, here are some common mistakes you should avoid from the team at Nature’s Select™ Premium Turf Services, Inc.
Not Using Fertilizer
Your grass requires a surprising number of nutrients, like nitrogen, to grow and stay healthy. Unfortunately, it’s difficult for lawns to maintain those numbers on their own. That is where fertilizer comes in. Proper fertilization can lead to a healthier yard and help prevent weeds, diseases, and other damage.
Cutting Too Short
This might be the most common mistake when it comes to lawn care. Cutting your grass shorter means more time between cuts, right? Well, there are many more benefits to keeping your grass a little taller. Taller grass provides shade to the soil, helping it not dry out and allowing the grass to grow deeper roots. More surface area on the blades of grass also means a better ability to absorb nutrients.
Using Dull Blades
You may not have ever thought about the sharpness of your mower’s blades, but it’s a pretty big deal. Dull blades tear the grass rather than giving a nice, clean cut. This leads to an uneven lawn, more damage, and opens you up to lawn diseases. Not to mention the extra strain you put on your mowing equipment.
Bagging Clipped Grass
If you keep up with your mowing, there should be no need to bag as the clippings won’t be large enough to clump up and cause unsightly piles. Plus, those clippings actually act as a FREE fertilizer as they break down and provide nutrients to your lawn.
That’s just scratching the surface of proper lawn care tips. As we mentioned, caring for a yard is a lot of work. If you’re already feeling overwhelmed, let the experts at Nature’s Select™ Premium Turf Services, Inc. help you out. We have the tools and experience to keep your Winston-Salem lawn looking beautiful. Contact us today at (336) 768-7999 for a free estimate.