Your lawn is a major investment, and proper care involves watering, trimming, and fertilizing. The good news is, a lawn repays the effort. A well-cared-for lawn is soft, thick, and beautiful. It enhances the curb appeal of your home and tells people you care about your property. At Cunningham Lawn Care, we understand that  the craziness of life can push lawn care off your To-Do list, and that’s why we’re here.

In our last blog, we discussed two major lawn care myths that skew the decisions people make for their property. Today, we have a few more myths to dispel for you!

LOOSE GRASS CLIPPINGS ARE BAD FOR THE LAWN

  • Some people think that if you leave grass clippings on your lawn, they will grade harmful thatch. The truth is, grass clippings decompose quickly because they are about 80 percent water. When they’re allowed to decompose into your lawn, they return nitrogen to the soil. It’s called grasscycling. There are times where it isn’t wise, but generally, it’s a good idea. We’ll go into that topic in a later blog!

I HAVE TO WATER EVERY DAY

  • The amount of water your lawn needs is determined by many things, so watering every day isn’t always wise. Factors like soil type, grass type, and air temperature have to be taken into account. In some areas, watering every day may result in moldy, dying grass. At the end of the day, deep irrigation every so often is best; it encourages downward root growth and prevents diseases.

I MUST REMOVE ALL LEAVES IN THE FALL

  • While it is true that thick layers of leaves smother and weaken grass, total leaf removal isn’t best, either. We recommend you mow the leaves into pieces that won’t smother your grass but can still enrich the soil.

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