The 3 Biggest Misconceptions About Creating a Lawn Maintenance Schedule

Hank Kerfoot - Monday, November 11, 2013

Designing a lawn maintenance schedule that works for you doesn’t have to be complicated.

The 3 Biggest Misconceptions About Creating a Lawn Maintenance Schedule

Proper lawn maintenance depends on a few important variables, but can be easily coordinated and scheduled with the right planning.

1. Lawn Maintenance Schedules Are Inconvenient. It depends on the lawn and the level to which you want your lawn to thrive. Some people are content with a simple lawn of short grass. Others may want thick, lush grass and manicured gardens. There are a number of scheduling systems and resources available to create whatever level of lawn maintenance you want.

2. All Grass Seeds Are The Same. Like all species of plants, the different varieties of grass available are extremely diverse. They behave differently, respond better or worse to different climates, and look and feel different when they finally grow. Decide what kind of grass will thrive best wherever you live, and consider what kind of lawn you want to maintain before you make an investment.

3. It Doesn’t Matter When You Water Your Lawn. Watering your lawn in the heat of the day is extremely ineffective. The afternoon temperatures make it difficult for grass roots to absorb any moisture. Not only do you risk improper care of your lawn, but also watering in the middle of the way is wasteful and expensive. Most of the water evaporates before it can soak into the ground. The best times of the day to water grass and plants is late afternoon.

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