Don't Kill Your Grass!

Posted on: 16 December 2017

If you want to have a fantastic looking lawn, then the first thing that you want to do is to make sure that you know what to do in order to avoid killing it. There are a number of things that are bad for your lawn, and it's crucial that you know what they are, so you can avoid doing those things. This article will go over some of the major things you can do wrong to your grass if you want to keep it looking its best.

Watering your grass at the wrong time of day can kill it

It's important to make sure you are watering your grass at the right time of the day. If you don't, then you are putting it at risk of becoming damaged in a way that will be hard to repair. Don't water your grass during the heat of the day. When you water your grass when it is hot and when the sun is shining directly down on it, then the blades can burn due to the suns harsh rays reflecting off the water and back on to the blades. The best time to water your grass is in the early evening when the sun has started to go down, and the temperature has dropped.

Too much shade can kill your grass

Just as with most other types of foliage, grass also needs to take in some sunlight in order for it to be healthy. If you have areas of your grass that are in the shade all the time, then that part of your grass is at risk of completely dying. For this reason, you want to keep any tree branches, and other foliage cut back, so it allows some sun to reach the grass.

Overwatering your grass can kill it

Overwatering your grass can also kill it. Also, giving your grass more water than it needs can promote weed growth and cause an infestation of mosquitoes in your yard. Your grass only needs about a half of an inch worth of water per week in order to stay healthy and thrive. Anything over that amount is wasted water and possibly harmful.

Cutting your grass too much can kill it

You're only supposed to trim some off the top when you are mowing your lawn. You want to take about a third of its height off in a single mowing job. Cutting too much of the grass can leave the grass more prone to burning in the sun. It also increases the amount of sun that goes through to the soil which is another thing that can promote weed growth.

Contact a company like YardWorx Outdoor Services for more information and assistance. 


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