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Yard Care’s Biggest Myths

Lawn at sunrise with single leaf

Myths are an interesting phenomenon because they spread largely without any intention on the part of people to sow misinformation; they just exist. We might remember hearing them; we might now. Either way, there is a general acknowledgment of some things as fact that might not be true at all, and people all over the world believe it, in large part because everybody else believes it. 

Some of the most infamous myths include:

  • Dropping a penny from the Empire State Building will kill a pedestrian below.
  • Humans only use 10% of their brains.
  • Goldfish have a 3-second memory.
  • The earth is flat.

Even from the small sample size of myths listed above, we have evidence that people still believe in each of these things today. Some myths get passed around because they seem plausible (like dropping a coin from a tall building would kill someone), while others inadvertently are believed due to its overuse in pop culture (such as the small percentage of brain use). While some of these myths can be fun, it is imperative for the development of ourselves both personally and within society to learn the truth about these stories and refute them.

Myths about Lawn Service

Tall tales and misinformation can crop up in any social circle and about any subject. For lawn care services such as Lawngevity, we have run into a number of ideas that, for one reason or another, have yet to be publicly debunked. Let’s take a look at a few of them and see for ourselves what the better alternative is when handling your yard and grass maintenance.

  • Watering your lawn every day is good for it.

Consider this: if we can acknowledge that the strongest roots are the deepest and spread out the farthest, which roots are destined to grow strong? The roots that are constantly saturated with water without having to work to process the water it can find deep underground or the roots that are conditioned to make the most of the water they have? Like our arms when we lift weights, roots need to work in order to become strong. Deep and infrequent drinks are best for maximizing the potential of your lawn care.

  • Leaving grass clippings on the lawn is bad for the grass.

While some people might not like the aesthetics of having mulched clippings remain on the lawn after grass maintenance, the reality is that the grass is quickly broken down and the nutrients are returned to the soil. A healthy lawn needs to be mulched at least a few times a month.

  • Seeding the lawn is best during the Spring.

Spring certainly is the season for renewed growth, where gardeners will see chutes breaking up out of the earth and buds will begin to open. This has led many to believe that replacing grass in the Spring is the best time to capitalize on the general regeneration of the yard. The truth is that seeds need time to germinate, which can take months. Any good lawn care service will remind you that you likely won’t get new grass before the summer sun scorches the ground and kills what progress they’ve made. Autumn is by far a better time to replace your grass.

  • Raking your leaves is healthy for the lawn.

This is where we must remember moderation in all things. A heavy blanket of leaves that have never been raked will kill the yard. Grass, just like any other breathing organism, can be smothered without access to fresh air. However, mulching your leaves can be as beneficial as leaving grass clippings to return to the soil. 

As far as lawn care services go, Lawngevity knows Utah’s weather and Utah’s soil. If you are looking for guidance from the best professionals in weed and grass maintenance, give us a call today and we can help keep your yard looking healthy year-round.

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