dreamstime_xxl_41797708The lawn is one of the most abused elements of every yard, and for the most part, it can handle the abuse.

But there are a few things that a lawn can simply not take. Understanding how to avoid hurting your lawn can help you make better choices along the way.

Here are a few common activities you should avoid if you want to keep your lawn in top form each year.

Cutting Too Short

When you cut your lawn too short it damages the roots of the blades of grass, this makes your lawn more difficult to maintain and less green throughout the year. You should always aim to leave at least two-thirds of the blade intact so your grass can be as healthy as possible.

Bagging Grass Cuttings

One of the best things you can do for your lawn is mulch, and when you bag your clippings and throw them away, you are missing out on a great opportunity to feed your lawn.

Instead of bagging your clippings, consider leaving them on the lawn to provide nutrients and discourage weed growth.

Cutting While the Grass is Wet

Most things are heavier when they are wet, and grass is no exception. When your lawn is wet it causes the heavier leaves to bend downward which makes for a messier cut.

Although it is best to avoid cutting wet grass whenever possible, sometimes it is necessary. If it rains frequently in your area, you should still cut the grass regularly, but try to aim for drier days.

Keeping your lawn in good order is an important part of maintaining your home and yard so don’t let it fall by the wayside. Check out the WeedPro website for more information.