With spring in the air, many people’s thoughts turn to the outdoors. This naturally leads homeowners to think more about their lawns, the maintenance that’s needed and what new landscaping projects they may wish to work on. During this time of year, lawn care service companies are frequently in great demand and find themselves educating consumers on a number of myths about lawn care. Understanding some of these myths can be helpful when considering a lawn care plan for the future season.
One myth is that grass is best planted in the spring. However, it is generally better to plant grass seed in the fall, because if seed is planted in the spring, it must compete for nutrients with the weeds that are growing along with it.
Another grass myth is that the most important factor in planting is the type of grass a homeowner chooses. When selecting grass, many people never think of the soil quality, and failing to do so results in weak or dead grasses. This is why consulting a lawn care service company can be critical when planting grass. A professional may know the soil in the area and the type of grass likely to succeed. He or she might also test the soil if necessary to make sure that the grass receives the proper nutrition.
Another myth is that lawn maintenance is only necessary in the spring. In fact, proper fertilization may be needed multiple times a year, including in the late fall or early winter. There may also be weeds that are best treated in the fall. Finally, for proper pest control, there are some treatments that may be required all year long.
A lawn care service professional can help homeowners avoid following landscaping myths that may result in stressed, unsightly yards. Property owners should contact a landscaper today to keep their lawns looking beautiful and keep those myths busted!