Frequently Asked Questions about Lawn Care

Your lawn is the place where you find sanctuary from the city’s lively hustle and bustle. However, an unkempt yard with dying grass isn’t the perfect picture of a refuge. Keeping your yard in the best condition isn’t an easy feat, and often you may find yourself plagued with questions like when and how often should I water my lawn? How long should I allow the grass to grow before I cut it?

Here we try to answer such common questions about lawn care to help you keep your lawn in excellent condition.

When and how often should I water my lawn?

Watering your lawn helps keep your lawn lush and healthy. However, over-watering can lead to decay and ruin your entire landscape. Therefore, water your lawn only during drought periods. A simple way to identify if your lawn needs water is to look at the grass. If the grass blades fold in half, it is a sign they are doing it to save water. The ideal time to water your lawn is in the early morning, for 15 to 30 minutes.

How often should my lawn be cut?

You must ensure that grass grows to an optimal height of 3 to 3.5 inches before you cut it to an optimal length of  2 to 2.25 inches. During springtime, grass grows rapidly, but you can mow the lawn once a week to keep your lawn in the best condition after spring ends.

When does my lawn need seed and fertilizer?

The frequency of seeding and fertilization entirely depends on the grass you use and your home location. And it’s challenging to decide when and how much fertilization as factors like temperature, rain, and soil health come into play.  Therefore, it is best to call a professional who can check your soil and suggest the correct recommendations. Bermuda grass and zoysia grass are two of the suitable grasses for North Mississippi and Memphis.

Why are there brown spots on my lawn?

Brown spots can occur due to various reasons such as over or under-watering, pet damage, mower tracks, and excessive stepping. The key to removing the brown spots are identifying the root cause and treating it. Getting a professional to inspect your lawn and the right solution is the best course of action.

How can I get rid of crabgrass?

Crabgrass is a weed that often thrives in your yard. It can take away all the nutrients from your grass and severely limit its growth. The best way to take care of crabgrass is to use a proactive weed control process. You can use off-the-shelf weed removers to get rid of them. But sometimes, they can harm your grass as well. So it is best to take help from professionals to ensure everyone’s safety.

Should I blow the clippings in the grass or collect them?

Clippings act as nutrients for your grass. Therefore, the best practice is to blow them into your lawn and let them decompose to serve as compost for your yard. 

About Lawn & Pest Solutions

If you are looking for professional help to keep your lawn in the best condition, Lawn & Pest Solutions should be your one-stop destination. Our services include de-weeding, pest control, and deep root fertilization. We ensure that your lawn looks lush and healthy. You can reach out to us at 662.534.4535, 901.560.2399, or fill our online contact form to know more.

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