Taking care of a commercial lawn seems pretty simple. Put down some pre-season food, cut it at regular intervals, and otherwise forget about it. However, we’ve internalized a lot of myths when it comes to lawn care. So, before you get ready to step out into the landscaping world, make sure you’re armed with the facts.
3 Lawn Care Myths Busted
Myth #1: Shorter Lawns Are Less Work
The logic seems pretty sound. If you lower the deck and cut the grass shorter, then it will take longer to grow up to the level it becomes a problem. While that might be true in some ways, according to Total Landscape Care, cutting the grass too short is a genuine problem. It can lead to exposing the root systems for the grass, and it will allow weeds and other unwanteds to get more sunlight. Let the lawn be lush because it really does cause fewer issues.
Myth #2: The Hose Is More Efficient Than A Sprinkler System
Watering the lawn with a hose might take a lot of water, but there’s no way it uses as much water as a sprinkler system. While that might have been true once upon a time, modern irrigation systems are actually really efficient. And since you can set the timer, the lawn gets a steady stream of hydration instead of whenever you remember to break out the hose. Overall, if you’ve been considering a sprinkler system, it’s a pretty good investment.
Myth #3: Clover Is A Lawn Killer
Clover is seen by some as a menace, stalking and killing the grass in order to claim its own territory. As Gilmour points out, though, this is a fairly recent change. Up until 1950 clover was just a part of the lawn. While it might be a weed in the technical sense, clover is tough, grows in shady spots, and prevents more harmful weeds from taking root. So, really, it’s best to just let it be instead of tearing the lawn apart to get rid of it.
It can be hard keeping track of what is, and isn’t, good for the lawn. So why not share the load, and let the landscaping professionals handle all of the commercial landscaping? Simply contact us today to see what we can do for you.