Protect Your Lawn This Holiday Season
We know that outdoor lawn decorations during the holidays are all the rage! Some people believe that the bigger and more decorations the better, but that is not always the case when it comes to the health of your lawn. Unfortunately, although outdoor holiday decorations are beautiful and adored by many, our lawns can’t always withstand the weight and lack of oxygen, easily becoming damaged. Follow these tips to ensure your lawn is healthy after the new year.
Use Decorations Sparingly
While you might love having decorations all over your lawn, we are here to tell you that your lawn doesn’t feel the same. The more decorations, especially inflatables, that you place on your lawn, the more damage they will cause. Your grass needs air to survive, even during the winter. Inflatables and decorations on your lawn will cause your grass to die from lack of oxygen and sunlight. Heavy decorations can also leave lasting impressions on your grass.
Set Lights on a Timer
You may be surprised to learn that walking on your lawn every day to turn on and off your holiday lights may be causing damage. While walking across your lawn normally doesn’t cause any damage, taking the same path night after night for the length of time that your lights are up can cause the grass to become flattened, sparse, and patchy. You will begin to see the track that you walk each night, and it will leave a permanent mark in your lawn. Setting your lights on a timer not only saves your lawn, but also saves you time.
Take Down Decorations Carefully
After the season is over, you may be in a rush to take down your decorations. It is wise to take your decorations down very carefully. This is especially important if you have decorations that have some weight or that are spiked into the ground. Be sure not to drag anything across your lawn. Not only can you damage the grass, but you can break sprinkler heads that are in the ground as well.
If you damage your irrigation system when setting up or taking down your decorations, be sure to contact us. We are happy to serve Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas and Citrus County residents with their irrigation needs.