Debunking Spring Lawn Care Myths

Don't fall prey to common myths around the block about how you should be taking care of your lawn. These myths can have harmful effects on your grass, and can cause you to lose the effectiveness of your Nutri-Lawn Burlington inground sprinkler systems. If you want to have great Burlington irrigation services and lawn care practices, read on to find out how Nutri-Lawn Burlington debunks these myths.

Myth #1: Run your inground irrigation services daily
Contrary to popular belief, your inground irrigation services do not need to run daily. In fact, your lawn doesn't even need to be watered every two days.

A healthy lawn requires only 1 to 2 inches of water per week. This means that watering your lawn every 5 to 7 days is going to be far better for your grass than watering it daily. Infrequent deep doses from your Burlington irrigation services will do your lawn a world of wonders, and save resources.

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Myth #2: Close up the clippings
This myth is one that is so common among homeowners that you may be shocked it isn't true. Bagging your clippings isn't actually better for your lawn. In fact, when you bag your clippings, you're removing a vital source of water and nutrients from your grass.

Grass clippings are made up of 80-90% water, meaning they'll help out your inground irrigation services when left on the lawn. They'll also reintroduce nitrogen into the soil as they decompose.

Myth #3: Don't go dormant
Actually, going dormant during a drought is far healthier for your grass than keeping those Nutri-Lawn Burlington inground sprinkler systems running. When you try to water during a drought, it's unlikely that you'll be able to feed your lawn the full 1 to 2 inches every week. This means that you'll be watering it less than it requires, and the grass roots will begin to shrink back toward the top of the soil to try to get water. Roots that are near the surface aren't as strong, and are more likely to dry up your grass than continue in health.

The consequences of a dried up lawn are that you'll have a difficult time regaining the beautiful, luscious green that you had before the drought. If you let your lawn go dormant by turning off your Burlington irrigation services, you can keep your lawn's deep roots and keep it healthy. A dormant lawn will return to health with the first rain fall.

Myth #4: Early spring is the time for overseeding and aerating
Though you do want to overseed and aerate in the spring, early spring isn't necessarily the time to do it. If there are still cycles of frost and thawing, your lawn care practices are going to go to waste. Seeds can get lost in this cycle, and a frozen ground will prevent you from being able to aerate as deep as necessary. It's better to wait until the ground is fully thawed, and the weather is warm.

Thawing can particularly effect overseeding, as grass seeds need a stable 10+ degrees Celsius to germinate properly.

Myth #5: Fertilize anytime
The fact is that your fertilizer can go to waste if you apply it at the wrong time. You don't want to apply it in the rainy season, when the rain will wash the fertilizer away before it has had time to release all its goodies into the soil. Fertilizer is a slow-release process that requires only the amount of water gained from your Nutri-Lawn Burlington inground sprinkler systems.

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