Common Landscaping Mistakes to Avoid For a Perfect Lawn

Author: Paul Klink | | Categories: De-Icing , Duty Patrols , Landscaping , Property Maintenance , Snow Removal

Common Landscaping Mistakes to Avoid For a Perfect Lawn

Coming home to a beautiful outdoor space is always relaxing. If you have a green sea of grass around your home then it’s sure to brighten up your mood, not mention making your lawn the envy of the neighbourhood! A lush green lawn not only adds more curb appeal to your home but it also has the potential to reduce your stress levels and improve your wellness.

If you’ve been trying to get a perfect lawn but it’s not coming out right, it might be time to reevaluate your strategy. For a perfect, green lawn, you’ll want to avoid these landscaping mistakes.

Assuming rain to be enough. Most of the time rain isn't enough; additional water is required along with a good quality fertilizer to maximize the strength of the lawn. During the spring when it rains less frequently and temperatures are high, you must know that your lawn needs more water. You can stick a long screwdriver in the ground to see how deeply moisture is penetrating in the soil. If the ground is bone-dry a couple of inches down, you need to water for longer periods of time to allow the water to sink deeper into the soil. You can also install sprinklers to water your lawn; it will save your time and efforts.

Ignoring holes in lawn. Holes in your lawn could mean you need a whole new lawn. Sometimes a less expensive route with some soil, top seed and water can bring back those bare spots. Also, you can try a blend of planting soil with sand and/or compost to fill in lawn holes. Do check with your local extension agent or garden center for specific soil recommendations for your area.

Preferring bagging over mulching. Bagging collects clippings when grass is cut whereas mulching allows grass clippings to fall easily on the soil surface which is broken down by microorganisms later on and it releases nutrients back into the soil giving it an extra boost. Although bagging leaves fewer clippings on lawn making it look neater, mulching is much better if you consider its advantages. Also, bagging grass consumes far more energy, if you think about the waste, from making the grass bags and transporting heavy loads to the dump. Once they get to the landfill, the nutrients that could go back into the soil are totally wasted. So prefer mulching over bagging the grass clippings.

To avoid these and other common landscaping mistakes preventing you from achieving the perfect lawn, reach out to the experts at Klink and Son for the best property maintenance services in the Greater Hamilton Area. They have over twenty years of experience in outdoor maintenance ensuring your property is beautifully landscaped and maintained. To learn more, please visit To book a free estimate, click here.