Did you know that simply mowing your lawn is not enough to make it look great? In fact, if you don’t mow properly you could be setting your lawn up to be susceptible to disease, pests and weeds. How you mow your lawn is just as important as the actual mowing itself. At Advanced Landscaping & Sprinklers we have set out to not only provide you with the landscaping services in Ft. Collins that you need, but to also help give you the beautiful lawn that you have always wanted. That is why our experts have come up with this list of common lawn mowing mistakes:
- Cutting your lawn too short- We all love to have a beautifully manicured lawn, but cutting your grass too short, also referred to as scalping, won’t leave enough healthy tissue in your grass to heal properly. It also makes it easier for the sun to dry up the soil.
- Getting rid of grass clippings- No one loves the look of grass clippings in their lawn, but it contains a great deal of vital nutrients that can help to keep your lawn healthy. Grass clippings can also hold more moisture in your soil, which will allow you to water less often.
- Neglecting to sharpen the blades in your lawn mower- Dull lawn mower blades will rip or tear the grass you are cutting, while a sharp blade will cleanly cut it. The tips of ripped or torn grass can easily become bleached out by the sun, and they will eventually turn brown. Keep your blade in great shape by resharpening and balancing it a few times a year.