Common Lawn Care Mistakes

Over Watering

Applying too much water contributes to poor rooting and thatch accumulation.  This could lead to disease problems.

Under Watering

Your grass plant is composed of 90% water.  Any change in this water composition rapidly puts the lawn under stress, resulting in a shallow root system and thinning turf.  1 to 1 ½  inches of water needs to be applied, all at one time, three to four times per week.

Improper Mowing Height

Raising the mowing height can improve the health of your root system and increase density, reducing weed seed germination rates.  A good mowing height is 2 ½ to 3 inches.

Lack of Sunlight

If the lawn has too much shade, the grass will not be efficient at developing food or roots, and will become notably thin.  Pruning trees to increase sunlight in conjunction with a shade tolerant seeding program is the best solution.

Inconsistent Seeding

Leaf blades and other grass plant parts are continually dying, which thins your lawn’s density over time.  In order to maintain turf density, overseeding and seeding of bare spots should be part of your annual maintenance program.


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