What’s Hurting My Lawn?

What's hurting my lawn

Learn to love your lawn again, with MDM Landscapes!

When it comes to lawn care, not everyone has a green thumb, but that’s okay! That’s why you have professionals like MDM Landscapes to help you out. Today we will outline a few issues that can pop up in lawn care. These tips are great for DIY lawn projects, but if you’d rather have the professionals save the day, don’t hesitate to give us a cal!

Below are some common mistakes homeowners make when treating their lawns:

Incorrect Mowing

Before you send your teenager out to the lawn to learn the value of hard work, make sure your lawn mower is at the correct setting. Mowing your grass too short can cause stress to the yard, and cause it to regrow incorrectly. You should never cut more than 1/3 of the blade of grass when mowing. Additionally, make sure all of the wheels are set at the same height, to ensure you mow evenly.

Poor Soil Composition

If you don’t have the right soil in your yard, your grass won’t stand a chance! Soil is the foundation of any great lawn, so make sure you have a quality soil composition. Have your soil tested and make sure it is the correct type of soil for your grass type. If your lawn isn’t looking too goo, your soil is the first thing to check.

Wrong Grass Species

Not all grasses are created equal. It is important to buy the right kind of grass for your region and yard type. Things such as soil, terrain, amounts of shade, and typical watering schedules will all need to play a factor in which grass you choose. If you want a beautiful lawn, you should choose the best grass for the conditions you have to offer.

Reckless Fertilization

This is one of the most common problems we see with struggling lawns. Many of the synthetic fertilizers you can get at home improvement stores are “hot”. This means that they contain nitrogen that can burn your lawn.Older fertilizer spreaders can apply fertilizer unevenly, as can newer spreaders at incorrect settings. Uneven fertilization can cause burning and discoloration. It is important to take time and care when applying fertilizer to your yard.

These are just a few of the main problems we see in most residential yards. However, there are many ways you may be accidentally hurting your lawn. If you have tried everything and you aren’t seeing the results you want, or if you’re fed up and ready for some help. Give the pros at MDM Landscapes a call at 817-944-4883 today, and let us take the stress out of caring for your lawn!