For some, lawn care is one of the most difficult tasks when it comes to being a homeowner. Not only do people struggle with keeping weeds out of their yard, but keeping their lawn green and lush can be difficult as well. The truth is, you may be falling for some of the most common lawn maintenance mistakes in the book. Read on to learn about some of these mistakes or contact Project Landscaping today for full residential landscaping services in Calgary.
Watering Too Frequently
Many people will water their lawn a little bit every day fearing that they might drown the grass or over water it. Although it is certainly possible to over water your lawn, you’re also not doing it any service by watering a little bit every day. In order for grass to be healthy, it needs to develop a deep root system that can only develop with a deeper watering technique.
Scalping the Lawn
In an attempt to put off mowing as long as possible, many homeowners will set their mower to the lowest level possible. Although you’ll be mowing less frequently, you could also be stunting its growth and weakening its root system.
Not Sharpening Lawn Mower Blades
Dull lawn mower blades might also be the culprit of your brown or unappealing lawn. When you don’t sharpen your blades at the beginning of the year, the mower may be pulling the blades of grass out rather than cutting them. This could make your grass more prone to disease and give it a dull appearance that no homeowner wants.
Using The Wrong Type of Seed
Many homeowners will go to the store, grab the first seed they find and start applying it to their lawn. This is the wrong way to approach seeding and there’s a little more nuance to it than that. First and foremost, you should be buying the appropriate type of seed for the area you live in. You should also look for seed that states “zero percent weed” or “zero percent other crop.” if not, you may find some extra weeds in your lawn when it begins to grow. You should also be testing the pH level of your lawn before you start seeding. Many lawns thrive when they’re seeded with a pH level of 6 to 6.5.
Disposing of Grass Clippings
Most people send their grass clippings straight to the garage after mowing. Although this is one way to do it, you may be able to use it as mulch. Try investing in a self-mulching mower if this is something that interests you.
Let Us Take The Work Off Your Hands
There’s no shame in letting a professional landscaping company take the work off your hands. Some homeowners simply don’t have the time to take care of their lawn let alone all of the other things you need to worry about as a homeowner. Give Project Landscaping a call today if you’re interested in residential landscaping services in Calgary.