Spring is here, and homeowners around the area are opening up their pools and getting ready to spend plenty of time in the summer sun. Unfortunately, in the process of tidying up their landscapes, some homeowners make mistakes that end up costing them more in the long run. What are some of the most common mistakes that homeowners make with spring landscaping?
4 Mistakes Homeowners Make with Spring Landscaping
- Neglecting the Front Yard: Where do you spend most of your time in the spring and summer? The backyard! As a result, many homeowners end up putting all of their focus on the backyard and totally ignore the front. A landscaping company like JFC Grounds Maintenance cares for your entire yard, so we will treat the turf in the front with just as much care as the turf in the back. We can also install fun plantings and pops of color in the front yard so that your home makes a great first impression.
- Skipping Soil Testing: Some homeowners sow grass seed and fertilizer and wonder why they don’t see results in their lawn. In some cases, soil pH is the problem. Our turf care team can test the pH of your soil and make any adjustments necessary so that your grass can grow strong and healthy.
- Mowing Grass Too Short: How long is your grass? While a trim and short lawn can seem appealing, mowing grass too short can put it into shock. This limits the ability of your grass to absorb sun and nutrients, which in turn limits the grass’ ability to photosynthesize and make food. Cutting the grass too short also weakens roots. Never cut off more than 1/3 of the grass blade at a time, and be careful when trimming.
- Watering Too Often: Watering your lawn too frequently can prevent your grass from growing deep roots. As a result, your grass will be more dependent on regular watering and less resistant to extended periods of sunshine.
Residential Landscaping and Maintenance from JFC Grounds Maintenance
Ready to take better care of your lawn and landscape? Need some help making your spring cleanup less stressful but want the benefits of a clean, tidy landscape? Give JFC Grounds Maintenance a call at (410) 655-2887.