Mistakes that are hurting your lawn – Part 1

We aren’t born instinctively knowing how to take care of lawns, gardens and plants. We mostly learn through trial and error. With that in mind there are probably some mistakes you are making that are hurting your lawn. Daleys Turf has collated some of the most common mistakes that are being made in backyards across Queensland and our recommendations on how to fix them.

 

Mowing

Dull lawnmower blades will actually rip or tear the grass leaves rather than provide a clean even cut. This can create a breeding ground for disease and other problems. Cutting your lawn too short is another common mistake that can create an environment that encourages weed growth, increases heat stress during dry or hot periods and makes your lawn more susceptible to insects and disease.

 

Daleys Turf Recommendation: Always keep your lawnmower blades sharp. At the outset of each growing season, sharpen the blades or have your blades sharpened by a professional. In Queensland where lawn care is mostly a year-round activity, check your lawnmower blades periodically to make sure they’re sharp. Set your mower blade to a height that cuts no more than the top third of the grass plant; this will encourage stronger roots. Cutting your lawn too short not only creates an environment for both disease and weeds but it causes the lawn to lose moisture much more quickly. Read our next blog post for the next instalment of mistakes you might be making that are hurting your lawn and our recommendations of what you should be doing instead.

 

For more information on lawn care mistakes you might be making and how to avoid them just contact the team at Daleys Turf today – with you for the life of your lawn.

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