5 Lawn Care Myths Debunked

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There are so many lawn care myths floating around it’s hard to separate fact from fiction. Here are the top 5 myths we hear from our customers that need to be cleared up, once and for all.

Lawn Care Myth 1: It’s a good idea to remove grass clippings after mowing

Reality: A common misbelief is that grass clippings contribute to thatch, but in reality clippings act as a natural fertilizer for your lawn. Clippings are mostly water and will easily break down into your lawn’s soil. Save yourself the extra work by leaving the clippings and using them to fertilize your lawn.

Lawn Care Myth 2: You need to water your grass every day

Reality: Watering too frequently is just as bad for your lawn, if not worse, than not watering at all! Watering daily creates a mushy, shallow-rooted lawn that needs more and more water to survive. Lawns are heartier than we think – you really only need to water once a week. Just make sure your entire lawn gets an equal amount of water (about one inch).

Lawn Care Myth 3: Wearing spiked shoes helps aerate your lawn

Reality: While it’s incredibly convenient to just walk around your yard and have all your aerating done, it’s also incredibly false. Spiked shoes simply don’t dig deep enough into the soil and cover too small of an area to be of any use. Don’t waste time and money – aerate your lawn right the first time.

Lawn Care Myth 4: The best time to replace your lawn is in spring

Reality: Spring seems like the perfect time – after all, that’s when just about everything starts blooming. In reality, sowing seeds in spring is a fantastic way to end up with a brown lawn in the summer as your seedlings struggle to compete with heat and weeds. Fall is actually the best time to do your seeding – most weeds are dormant and the temperatures are more consistent.

Lawn Care Myth 5: Cutting grass short means you don’t have to mow as often

Reality: Seems tempting to just lower your blades…but beware! Lowering your blades actually causes more damage to your lawn – cutting too short can leave your lawn’s roots exposed to the harsh sun. Suddenly your beautiful green lawn turns into a patchy brown nightmare. In fact – guidelines actually recommend raising your blades in summer by one inch, to help your lawn stay healthy.

For experienced and trusted Oxford MI Lawn Care Service, call EnviroTurf at (844) 368-8873.

source: parkwaylawn.com

Lawn Pests & The Diseases They Can Cause

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Fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes are common threats that pack a big punch in the disease department. One bite from any of them can transmit a number of diseases to both humans and animals.

Fleas

Flea infestations in your yard are just a stone’s throw away from being a flea infestation in your home. The most common diseases transmitted directly from fleas to people include:

  • Tularemia
  • Bubonic Plague
  • Murine Typhus
  • Allergies (from flea saliva)

Ticks

The American Dog tick, Lone Star tick, and Deer tick (Blacklegged tick) are the most common species of ticks. They are most active in the Midwest between April and September and prefer areas that are heavily woody, bushy, or contain tall grassy areas.

Ticks are carriers of a large list of diseases. If you ever find a tick on your skin or notice a tick bite, make sure to identify the tick and monitor for signs and symptoms of a medical emergency. Tick bites can usually be identified by their bullseye appearance on your skin.

The most common diseases transmitted from ticks include Lyme disease, Ehrlichiosis, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.

Mosquitoes

Most mosquitoes will plague your area from May-October in the Midwest. You may notice a rise in population due to damp or humid conditions, including excessive rainfall and flooding.

Mosquitoes carry hundreds of diseases and can transmit them to their prey in a single bite. Additionally, humans may have allergic reactions to bites that cause the area to get extremely itchy, red, and swollen. Some diseases transferred from mosquitoes include Zika virus, West Nile, and more.

For an experienced and trusted Oxford MI Pest Control service, call EnviroTurf at (844) 368-8873.

source: apluslawn.com

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