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June 16, 2021

4 Common Turf Care Myths

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Taking care of your commercial or residential lawn can be a big task. Unfortunately, many homeowners and businesses try to DIY things and end up with unfavorable results and occasionally permanent damage. Here are some of the most common turf care myths that we encounter every year.

4 Common Turf Care Myths

  1. Leaving Grass Clippings Is a Bad Idea: In reality, leaving grass clippings behind can be one of the best things that you do for your lawn. Grass clippings are 75% or more water, and they contain nitrogen that is a natural fertilizer. Grass clippings can also help your lawn with moisture retention and strong root growth.
  2. Cutting Grass Short Means Less Mowing: This is a very common turf mistake, and it often leads to seriously damaged lawns. You should never cut more than 1/3 of the grass blade off at a time, and mowing your lawn too short in the hottest months of the year can mean death. Shorter grass also encourages a shorter root system, which makes your lawn at risk of issues during droughts.
  3. You Must Water the Grass Daily: Watering more frequently is often a bad idea, and overwatering is just as much of an issue as underwatering. In the summer, it’s best to water your lawn deeply and less frequently to encourage roots that are deep and strong.
  4. Grass Is All The Same: While grass might all look the same to you, different types of grass have different needs to thrive. Depending on the type of grass that you are planting, you might need a different watering schedule or even be better off seeding in the fall instead of the spring.

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