Looking after your landscaping is an integral part of ensuring the healthy growth of plants, as well as preserving the aesthetic appeal of your entire home. The thing is, though, there are misconceptions that prevent homeowners from maintaining their lawns properly. Worse, these misconceptions lead to mistakes that can damage and lower the value of landscaping.
It’s important to learn the truth behind these myths so you can give your landscape the attention and care it really needs.
Watering the Lawn in the Evening Saves Water
Many homeowners think that watering their lawn once the sun goes down lets the water go further, helping cut down on consumption. This, however, results in overwatering that can damage the lawn. When the water sits on top of the lawn (since there’s no sun to dry it up) fungus and diseases can occur. This can then affect the plants in the area. Lawns only need .5” to 1” of water every week, and keeping it damp during the afternoon helps as well.
Cutting Grass Shorter Eases Maintenance Needs
Lawn maintenance requires time and energy, and many homeowners just can’t do it as regularly as possible because of their busy lives. That’s why they mow the grass shorter, believing that doing so means they don’t have to do it as often. What they don’t know is that this only weakens their lawn.
When grass is cut too short, the lawn’s ability to produce sugar from photosynthesis is affected. It also exposes the sensitive root system under too much sunlight. Without enough grass, weeds will be more exposed to sunlight, which makes them grow. Cutting long grass shorter can also bring chaos to the lawn system since the clippings will be too thick to leave on your lawn. Otherwise, the grass will be smothered and unable to produce extra shoots. This can then result in brown patches.
Professional Landscaping Services are Unnecessary
Just because there’s no technical installation involved in landscaping doesn’t mean just anybody can do it. Homeowners can mow their lawn or do the planting on their own. However, there’s a certain expertise that only professional landscapers have that will help ensure the lawn is designed efficiently and maintained properly.
These myths could be the reasons why your lawn isn’t growing the way you want it to. Seeking the help of Super-Natural Landscaping can be your key to having a healthy lawn that definitely adds appeal to your house.
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