A GARDENING expert has revealed that countless people are making the same mistake every time they mow their lawn.
William Mitchell, who works at Sutton Manor Nursery, has lifted the lid on the number one error he has seen over the years and the detrimental effect it could be having on your garden.
There is one big mistake being made by gardeners[/caption]
In a blog post on the company’s website, William explained that lots of people cut the lawn too short.
He said that this can create “a chain reaction of problems for your grass that can be truly catastrophic.”
William went on to explain that while many people don’t realise that they’re making such a big mistake, it can cost them in the future.
He continued: “When you cut your lawn too short, what you are doing is cutting away the food supply to the grass.”
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Continuing to highlight why it’s such an issue – particularly in the summer months – William said people should be even more considerate when it’s hot outside.
The gardening pro went on to say: “In the summer months the grass relies on that food supply to survive the hot and dry conditions.
“As well as taking away the lawn’s food supply, you also severely reduce its ability to produce more food as the leaf has been cut that helps to make the food.
“It then also has to work far harder to produce the new food that it needs which in turn sacrifices the development of the grass roots.”
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If this is done continually, William warned that the grass will have no way of storing water and therefore cannot absorb any nutrients from the soil.
He added: “All of this added up will undoubtedly lead to the death of the grass.”
Instead, he urged fellow green-fingered gardeners to keep their lawn slightly longer – and reap the rewards.
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He concluded: “Leaving your lawn slightly longer actually has far more benefits to it and will actually grow a lot slower.
“It will leave your grass looking fuller and healthier while maintaining all of the leaves and nutrients that the grass needs to stay alive, especially in the warm and dry summer months.”
The expert encouraged people to keep their grass longer – particularly in the summer months[/caption]