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5 Common Lawn Care Misconceptions

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These common lawn care misconceptions may have been keeping you from better landscaping.

Despite the variety of lawn care programs available and the development of safe lawn care practices, many people still hold misconceptions about what lawn care is and what it can do for their landscape. These lawn care misconceptions can prevent people from giving their lawn the attention it deserves. Read on for Scientific Plant Service’s debunking of each misconception, and learn how hiring a lawn care service can significantly improve the appearance of your landscape and increase the value of your property. 

Lawn Care is Too Expensive

One of the more common lawn care misconceptions is that lawn care services are expensive. In actuality, lawn care services may not be as exorbitantly priced as you expect. It is a good idea to get a full explanation of the costs associated with the program and why each treatment is necessary. Lawns are complex ecosystems that require proper attention, so any money spent is essential for proper maintenance. 

My Lawn is So Bad, It Cannot Be Fixed

If someone has either tried DIY lawn care or had a bad experience with a service, they may believe that their lawn is past hope. Most likely, your lawn is not beyond fixing. If you hire a seasoned professional, they can adequately assess the characteristics of your lawn and set realistic expectations for your landscape. It may take a little bit of patience, but it is possible to heal a “bad” lawn. 

I Can Do It Myself 

While you can buy lawn care products like fertilizer, weed control, and insecticides and apply them yourself, there are misconceptions about the ease of these applications that may lead you to believe you can do it yourself.

Lawn care can be quite difficult for someone without extensive experience. Additionally, the products sold at home goods stores are often “watered down” versions of what the professionals use and won’t offer the same long-term results. Time has a value as well and is often overlooked when it comes to considering having a lawn care program done for you.

Lawn Care is Bad for the Environment

There are several lawn care misconceptions related to the impact lawn care products have on the environment. However, there are a few ways in which lawn care services do more to protect the environment than a DIY-landscaper would. 

Lawn care companies have tighter regulations on the products they use and must be licensed to conduct the necessary applications. Lawn care companies apply only the recommended amounts of nutrients out on your lawn, ensuring less runoff into streams and rivers and leaching through the soil.

My Lawn Care Service Will Do Everything

While your lawn care service will maintain your turf, some factors require collaboration between you and your lawn care service to achieve the best results. For instance, mowing your lawn as recommended by your lawn care provider will help maintain the turf they have made so healthy. If you have an irrigated lawn, you should consider the recommendations made for the proper scheduling of irrigation events. Keeping a respectful, collaborative relationship with your lawn care service is the key to a healthy, long-lasting lawn. 

Scientific Plant Service Is Your Go-To Source In Landscape Healthcare

Scientific Plant Service, located in Baltimore, is a privately owned corporation, chartered in Maryland in 1957 by Frank J. Burke. We started as a full-service Arborists specializing in the care of shade trees and ornamental shrubs, but today we are a Lawn Care company that is a huge part of the community. From aquatic environments and snow management to deer and mole control, SPS has services tailored specifically for your lawn and landscape.

We offer services in Maryland, Washington, DC, and Virginia, including: Harford, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Howard, Anne Arundel, Montgomery, Prince Georges, Talbot, Queen Anne’s, Calvert counties in MD, as well as Loudoun County, Fairfax County, Arlington, Alexandria, and Falls Church in VA. For more information, contact us online, or call us at 410-321-0970. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest!

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