Spending a Saturday doing DIY lawn care projects is a rewarding experience for some homeowners. Before you take on the big task of making your lawn the best on the block, learn from the common mistakes other DIYers have made along the way.
1. Not having a plan
While it might be tempting to run to the store, pick up a few items, and get your DIY lawn care project started, it’s important to spend some time doing research first. It’s going to take more than an afternoon to achieve the look you want. In fact, you should plan on spending time in the yard many times before, during, and after the growing season.
2. Forgetting weed control
No matter how green your grass is, it will look uncared for if it is covered in weeds. Add a weed preventer to your must-have list, making sure you do your research about which one is suitable for grass.
3. Skipping pest control
You could seemingly do everything right and still end up with grass that is patchy or not quite as nice as you’d like. Consider what could be living under your lawn: grubs. These pests eat the grass roots, so it’s important your lawn care includes pest control.
While water is essential for grass growth, it’s easy to drown the sensitive roots if you water too often. Instead of watering for a few minutes daily, consider doing so for an hour once a week.
More is not always better when it comes to fertilizing your lawn. Too much fertilizer can cause chemical burns, leaving your lawn more brown than green.
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At Green Lawn Fertilizing, our Green Lawn Program includes seven applications that contain fertilizer, broadleaf weed control, and pre-emergent crabgrass control. With help from our year-round, attentive care, you can focus your DIY lawn care efforts on the things you enjoy most, like landscaping and mowing. Your green lawn is just a phone call away 888-581-5296.