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Caring Your Lawn

You might think that you are taking care of your lawn but you can be doing more harm than good if you don’t know how to properly take care of it. Following are some of the practices that you should remove from your lawn care routine as they might be damaging the grass and plants in your lawn.

Mow Responsibly

Mow your lawn, don’t scalp it. Mowing your lawn is important but allow it to grow before you start mowing your lawn and even then make sure that you don’t remove more than 1/3 of it. Also avoid cutting the crowns of the plants as that might hinder the growth of the plant. Also be sure to keep lawns cut to a proper length. Most varieties in Utah will have you cutting lawns between 2 ΒΌ – 3 inches tall.

Water with Care

Watering plants and grass is very important but it is equally important to make sure that you are not overdoing it. Allow your lawn to dry before you water it again. Majority of the healthy lawns only ”require around1” water every once in week. The best time to water your lawn is early morning so that less water is wasted through evaporation.

Remove Weeds

No matter how rich the soil is, and how often and responsibly you mow and water your lawn, if you are allowing the weeds to grow in your lawn then all else will be of little help. Weeds not only compete for nutrients are water but they also play a major role stealing needed sunlight for the growth of healthier glass and plants.

Don’t Cut Wilted or Wet Grass

Cutting wilted grass especially when it is hot can cause severe damage to your lawn. Don’t mow your lawn just after watering it as that can cause brown spots to appear on the grass. Mowing healthy grass is different from mowing grass that is damaged or diseased. Raise your mower an inch or two when you are mowing grass that is recovering from insect damage or draught.

By avoiding these simple mistakes you can ensure that you have healthy plants and grass in your lawn. Lawn care is not that difficult if you know what you are doing. In case you are new at lawn care, it is better to take advice from an experienced professional who can tell you all there is to know about proper care.