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5 most common lawn mistakes and how to avoid them

A healthy lawn is the essential element of any landscaping. However, a thriving lawn is not easy to achieve, and it takes a lot of knowledge and hard work to maintain.

The best course of action is to educate yourself and take charge of the care of your lawn. To help you with that, we’ve listed five of the most common lawn mistakes and how to avoid them.

Cutting too short

If you hate mowing, you may figure that cutting the grass as low as possible will reduce the number of times you have to stand outside pushing the mower up and down the yard. However, you may be doing yourself a disservice in the long run. If you cut your grass too low, you’re making the roots of the plant weak and susceptible to failure.

Over or under watering

Flooding your lawn can be just as bad as not giving it enough water. Make sure you research the species of grass you’ve planted in your yard and keep tabs on how often you need to water it.

Using the wrong type of grass

Just like plants, different species of grass prefer particular climates. Choosing a grass due to its looks rather than its suitability to the environment in which it is planted can be problematic. Also, keep in mind the kind of wear and tear your lawn will be subject to. If folks are more likely to walk across your yard or if you're near a main street, a more hardy strain of grass will be better suited.

Over fertilising

Using too much fertiliser can chemically burn your grass, not only stunting its growth but preventing any replacement seed from growing. It's best to get your soil tested to determine the pH and appropriate amount of fertiliser needed to maintain a healthy lawn.

Not taking care of your mower

An unkempt lawnmower can lead to an unkempt yard. Dull blades tend to rip and pull at grass rather than cutting it. This can lead to irreparable damage. Always maintain your lawnmower and get your blades sharpened at least once every three months.

We know how difficult it is to maintain a good looking lawn. At Sergio’s Gardening, our gardening services and mowing service can make your yard the envy of the neighbourhood. Give us a call or book yourself in for a free quote today.

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