Brownsburg lawn care services
Your lawn plays a big role in your property's general appearance. Suppose it's untidy or overgrown - that doesn't create the best first impression to your visitors or potential customers. At Lawn Love, we will help transform your lawn and bring your vision into reality.
Brownsburg lawn care services
We offer a full range of lawn care services to help bring your lawn to life and maintain that amazing look. At Lawn Love, we take time to analyze and understand your needs to offer a customized solution. We have all your lawn care needs covered no matter the season of the year.
Common Lawn Care Mistakes to Avoid
Sometimes it may seem impossible to recreate that lush green lawn you have been eyeing for a while. No matter how much effort you put in, the lawn ends up looking patchy and unkempt. Here are some common mistakes that many people find themselves making:
Incorrect use of the fertilizer.
Several mistakes could occur when applying fertilizer to your lawn; one of them is applying too much fertilizer. Depending on the type of fertilizer, it may result in a burn if the fertilizer has high nitrogen levels, which is a common trait in many lawn fertilizers. A burn will result in an injury that leaves your lawn looking all patchy and brown. That's why you should always be careful when applying fertilizer. The perfect time to apply fertilizer is when your lawn is experiencing a growth spurt, which usually occurs during the start of spring or fall. A few of the tactics we recommend here at Lawn Love are using a slow-release fertilizer to avoid overwhelming and burning your lawn. Before purchasing any fertilizer for your lawn, do some research, and test your soil so that you know you are using the right fertilizer for your lawn's unique needs.
For your lawn to remain healthy all year round, the lawn must be watered with the right amount of water at the right time. A healthy lawn requires an inch of water every week, but it can always vary depending on the climate type in your location. Watering your lawn every single day is a common mistake since too much water will oversaturate the soil, causing water runoff. The ideal method is watering your lawn with a third of an inch of water three days a week. This will allow your lawn roots to retain the water and hydrate.
Most people unknowingly compact their lawn soil either through foot traffic or machinery; for example, some of those large mowers in the market can weigh upwards of 1,000 pounds. Such weight can press the soil particles together, hindering the root system from accessing oxygen and water. In case your soil is compacted, you need to aerate the soil, and if you have a specific area in your lawn that experiences high traffic, it is advisable to aerate the soil at least once a year.
Dull Mower Blades
Old dull blades are likely to hurt your lawn more than you could have ever imagined. It's important to get a clean cut when you mow, and the only way to ensure that is to keep your mower blades as sharp as possible regardless of the type of mower you are using. Dull mower blades are not capable of making clean cuts. Instead, they tear the grass blades, which causes excessive injuries to the grass.
Cutting the grass too short
Mowing a lawn is not as simple as it seems - most people tend to make the same mistake: "cutting the grass too short." The sole purpose of leaves on any plant is to produce food, so when you cut the grass too short, you will be leaving the grass with small grass blades. When this is the case, it will be really hard for those small blade leaves left to make food for the entire plant.
If you mow the lawn in this fashion week after week after week, you may end up removing all the leaves; eventually, the grass may not have leaves to generate the much-required food. When mowing your lawn, there is a one-third rule, never cut more than one-third of the grass's length in a single mow. If you have fallen behind your mowing schedule, don't attempt to catch up with just one mow. Instead, it would be best if you mowed multiple times, cutting off a third each time.
Too Much Herbicide
Using too much herbicide may not be an issue for everyone since some states such as New York and California have restricted the use of herbicides by private homeowners. However, any type of weed killer should be used minimally.
In a scenario where you have to use a herbicide, use it sparingly. Just apply it where it is needed but not on the entire lawn. A better option for getting ahead of unwanted weeds is to remove them by hand or using a hoe.