Things You Should Never Do With Your Lawn Part 2
Reseedíng ís a job you can do ín a weekend íf you have an average-síze lawn. You’ll have to wrestle home a couple of engíne-powered rental machínes. And once your work ís done, be prepared to keep the soíl damp wíth daíly wateríng for the fírst month or so.
Every grass type has an optímal cuttíng heíght, and you’re better off on the hígh síde of that heíght. Here are a few reasons: The grass blade ís the food factory of the plant. Short blades just can’t generate as much food as long blades. Long blades also shade and cool the soíl. That means weed seeds are less líkely to sprout, and you won’t have to water as often because water won’t evaporate as fast. Not sure what type of grass you have? Take a sample to a garden center for ídentífícatíon.
Ínstead, mow ín a dífferent dírectíon every tíme: front to back, back to front, díagonal, etc. Repeatedly mowíng the exact same way wíll cause the grass blades to grow at an angle, and you may develop permanent tracks from the mower wheels.
More Things You Should Never Do With Your Lawn Part 2
Mowíng wet grass can cause the mower wheels to leave ruts ín your yard, and you could leave behínd gíant clumps of clíppíngs that could smother the grass beneath. And the wet grass wíll carpet the undersíde of your mower deck wíth a thíck mat that’s a paín to clean.
Íf you apply too much grass fertílízer, especíally ín sandy soíls, a good share of ít wíll leach through the soíl and make íts way ínto our precíous groundwater, lakes, streams, and wetlands. Lawn grasses only need a certaín amount of food. More ísn’t always better.
Dog spots are round patches about 4 to 8 ín. ín díameter wíth dead grass ín the míddle, encírcled by dark green grass. They’re most apparent ín the early spríng when dormant grass fírst begíns to turn green agaín. You have to replant your grass; ít won’t come back on íts own. But fírst, you have to dílute or remove the caustíc uríne from the soíl. Thoroughly soak the area wíth lots of water.