FOR THE LOVE OF LAWN
TIPs, Tricks & Curiosities for A lovely lawn
On a perfect, lazy Saturday after a long week spent at work, the last thing you want to do is hike out into the heat of your yard and push around a lawnmower. So, yes, maybe, you put off lawn care in favor of sleeping in or catching up on different chores around the house. However, letting the grass in your front and back lawn grow wild and untamed can lead to all kinds of trouble.
So, you may be asking yourself, “Why should I prioritize keeping my lawn mowed and beautiful?” Well, below, you will find all the reasons (other than keeping you neighbors off your back about your unkempt lawn) why taking care of and mowing your lawn can benefit you in the long run.
One of the most important reasons you should mow your lawn is simple: a mowed lawn is a healthy lawn. When your grass is all at the same height, nutrients and water are absorbed more evenly. Just think: the longer the grass, the more water it needs and takes from shorter grass. In an unmoved lawn, some areas will be healthy and green while other areas will be brown and dead. The more it is mowed, the more evenly your grass will grow.
Mowing regularly also encourages healthy growth. Just as Darwin stated that only the hardiest and best survive, the same goes for your grass. When cut, only the strong, healthy shoots of grass will survive and thrive, which means the weaker shoots will die out.
Mowing regularly will actually cut down on the amount time & money spent up-keeping of your lawn. Weird, right?
Bugs and Pests
In the eyes of bugs and pest, an unkempt lawn with long grass and weeds is a buffet. When you don’t keep up with your mowing and your lawn grows wild, inevitably wild things will find a home in your yard. Bugs of all kinds will be attracted to your grass, as not only is it a food source for them but it is also a great place for them to lay their eggs and larvae.
Larvae once it hatches will then turn to your grass for food as well. These bugs can create large, dead brown spots all over your lawn as they devour your grass. Bugs also love weeds. Bees and wasps are especially attracted to wild flowers that may sprout in your ever growing forest.
And if your yard has gone really wild, animals like raccoons and deer will show up at your doorstep. After all, those weeds, wild flowers, and hiding spots are very attractive!
To prevent bugs and animals from finding a home in your lawn, make sure to have it mowed and cleaned up regularly of any dead grass or leaves regularly. Picking out weeds by the roots will discourage any unwanted visitors, too.
Really, in the end, there is nothing quite as beautiful as a nicely manicured lawn. Beyond that, however, the benefits of managing your lawn will far out weigh the negatives. Watching your kids play out in the yard without the fear of bugs or weeds, having your neighbors admire your emerald green space, and ensuring that your house doesn’t lose any value are all good reasons as to why you should continue to be proud of your good-looking lawn.