You’ve been waiting for that day when you’ll own and move into your first home and everything seems to have worked out well. Congratulations for making it! It’s now time to start making some changes and additions to make sure your new home suits your tastes and style. There’s quite a lot that you’re supposed to do including maintaining and taking care of your lawn. Most first-time homeowners tend to forget that their lawn is an important part of the home. Let’s just say they overlook or ignore it. After all everything within your new house seems to be fine and fits your personal style.
At first, your lawn may not look to be having any problems, especially if you moved to the new home in early winter or late fall. However, after a couple of months, when the weather is changing, things start looking different. You meet the unexpected. It’s important that you maintain your lawn though this might be a challenging task for a new homeowner. Here are some of the mistakes you are bound to make as a new homeowner.
Doing everything by yourself.
Most first homeowners never realize that they need to hire a lawn care service to help taking care of and maintaining their lawn. The fact that you’ve been doing DIY projects doesn’t make you a pro. You’ll need professional help when it comes to treating your lawn and dealing with stubborn weeds that could be ruining your lawn.
Getting rid of plants that you can’t identify
If you’ve watched plants germinate, you know that it’s not easy to differentiate between weeds and the real plants. As your lawn grass begin to emerge in spring, you may be confused which ones are the real plants. If you’re not sure which plant it is, don’t remove. Wait until they have grown first or contact a professional to help identify mystery plants.
Mowing at the wrong Height
To some people, mowing or cutting their lawn grass is just about reducing the height. You just don’t care whether you cut too short or too high as long as you reduce its height. This is very wrong. Cutting your lawn grass is about maintaining your grass and helping it to grow healthy. It’s recommended to mow your grass to about 2’’ to 4’’ high.
Planting a Flower and Vegetable Garden at the Wrong Time
With the excitement of having moved into a new home, you may be tempted to plant a new garden. Despite the fact that having a flower garden on your property will bring so many possibilities, it’s important that you plant at the right time. Find out the right time to plant your garden depending on your planting zone or region.