The Science Behind Lawn Maintenance

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Written by: LCMM , July 10, 2017

Have you ever wondered why townships have ordinances about the height of your lawn? It is likely that you believe it is to make the town look beautiful and uniformed wherever and whenever possible. While that is part of the reason, the numbers are not chosen randomly because they sound good. There is actually a scientific reason, actually several scientific reasons, to make sure you abide by a proper lawn maintenance schedule, as cumbersome as that may seem. ​

A Well-Manicured Lawn is a Healthy Lawn

In the end, it all comes down to health. A lawn that is well-manicured and regularly maintained is a healthy lawn. This type of lawn will have little to no brown spots. It will grow at a healthy rate and maintain strong blades to allow for continued health and growth. Imagine your lawn is much like your hair. The more often you cut and maintain your hair, the healthier it will be, allowing you to keep grays and baldness at bay for at least a few months. Your lawn is the same way. As you cut it properly and keep it at healthy levels during the appropriate times of year, it will continue to stay healthy. With a little addition of fertilizer in the fall, your lawn will be ready to bounce back from any type of winter weather. However, if you ignore your lawn or do not maintain it as it needs to be maintained, you can expect a dead lawn that needs reseeding and extreme care once the spring begins.

Keeping Critters Away

Insects and other types of critters love long blades of grass. Insects feed off of those blades throughout the entire spring and summer seasons, ruining your lawn and your family’s health. Poorly maintained lawns are breeding grounds for insects such as ticks and mosquitos. Other types of critters, like snakes and rodents, enjoy the taller grass and love to use it as a hiding location. We can admit that critters and insects need a place to roam free, however, that is the purpose of public parks and campsites. The problem with these insects and rodents using your yard for their hiding adventures is they can actually cause medical issues for you, your children and spouse, and even the family pet. As a result, your family becomes more susceptible to diseases these insects and rodents may carry, like Lyme disease or the West Nile virus, to name a few. Therefore, it is medically imperative to maintain your lawn and keep the grass healthy and short.

The foregoing all leads to one conclusion. Take care of your lawn regularly and your lawn will be better equipped to continue to care for itself. Ignore your lawn and expect an ugly, insect-infested front or back yard for too long of a time. If you are ready to help your lawn stay healthy, contact the experts at Green & Black, LLC at 651-356-9193. They will help you maintain your lawn and keep the critters at bay.