During the spring and summer months, your lawn will have to be mowed on a regular basis in order to keep it in good condition. While mowing the lawn will be one of the tasks that you will have to do the most frequently, you may still not have a very deep knowledge of lawn care and mowing best practices.
Mowing The Grass Too Low Can Promote Weed Growth
Individuals will often dislike mowing their lawns, and this can lead to them cutting it very short so that they will have to do this work far less frequently. However, cutting the grass too short can make it much easier for a variety of weeds to start growing. This is due to the fact that taller grass can make it much harder for weeds to be able to successfully germinate. Ideally, you should keep your lawn at least a couple of inches in length to help discourage the growth of weeds on the property.
Replacing Dull Lawnmower Blades Can Improve The Results Of Your Mowing Efforts
The sharpness of your lawnmower blades will be a major factor in determining the results that you are getting from mowing your lawn. For example, if you are using a lawnmower with dull blades, it may be far less capable of effectively cutting the grass. Furthermore, the dull blade may actually cause excessive damage to the blades of grass. This could lead it to it taking longer to recover and potentially being more vulnerable to disease. Unfortunately, many individuals will overlook this fact, which can lead to them potentially going for years without assessing or changing the blade of their lawnmower.
Bagging Your Lawn Clippings Can Deplete The Soil's Nutrients
Ideally, individuals should allow their lawn clippings to decompose naturally as this can return nutrients to the soil. However, there are many individuals that may live in communities where it is required to rake up any grass clippings and leaves that may land on the lawn. Unfortunately, this can gradually result in the soil having its nutrients depleted. This will be able to cause the grass to become thinner in spots. To combat this, you will want to make sure that you are regularly fertilizing your lawn to help prevent this from happening. For those that want to limit the number of chemical fertilizers that they are using, it can be possible to spread a small layer of new topsoil over the top of the lawn. This can be worked into the ground where it will be able to replenish the nutrients that have been depleted.
Speak to a company such as Arrows Landscaping LLC to learn more.