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Are You Killing Your Lawn by Cutting it Too Short?

Are You Killing Your Lawn by Cutting it Too Short?

At Spider Lawn & Landscape, we love mowing lawns, but we know that for many people, it is not their favorite thing to do. In fact, a lot of those people tend to mow their lawns as short as possible to avoid mowing the grass more frequently. However, this is not a good practice to start, because cutting your lawn too short can end up killing the grass.

Learn how you can irreparably harm and even kill your lawn in Noblesville, Carmel, Westfield, and nearby Indiana areas by cutting it too short during the growing season.

Why does it hurt your lawn to cut it too closely?

A Noblesville, IN home lawn dying from being cut too short.

In order for your grass to effectively absorb nutrients, the blades have to be kept at a certain height. When they are too short, the grass is harmed by the heat of the sun and is exposed to too much sunlight. Additionally, the shorter grass then allots more energy toward growing the blades instead of creating a deeper root system.

In turn, this weakens your grass, blades, roots, and the overall structure of the lawn. A weakened lawn will then be much more susceptible to catching lawn diseases or falling victim to insect infestations. It also will not be able to fight off weeds and can be overtaken by those invasive plants.

Lawn disease, insects, and weeds all have the potential to quickly kill off your lawn, destroying the hard work you put in to cultivating it.

How tall should your grass be during the growing season?

Stand-up mower cutting a lawn in Westfield, IN.

The prescribed height of grass blades varies by the...

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The 6 Most Popular Spring Annual Flowers in Noblesville, IN

The 6 Most Popular Spring Annual Flowers in Noblesville, IN

Now that spring fever is in full force in Noblesville, IN, and the surrounding areas, you are probably wondering how to freshen up your landscape beds. One easy way to do this is to install annual flowers. Annual flowers last for one season, but their blooms will stay for several months so long as they are watered properly and planted in the right areas.

At Spider Lawn & Landscape, we install annual flowers and seasonal color across the Noblesville area. Check out our guide to six of the most popular annual flowers in Indiana, including what colors they bloom in and where to plant them in your yard.

1. Begonias flourish in full to partial sun.

Red, blooming begonia flowers near Noblesville, IN.

Wax begonias are gorgeous and grow quickly, making them a great ground cover choice. These flowers flourish in full to partial sun, but excessive heat can stress them. They bloom in red, pink, or white. An added perk is that they do naturally repel deer, which helps keep them away from your landscaping.

2. Impatiens provide vibrant, beautiful blooms.

Bright pink impatien flowers in bloom at a Carmel, IN home.

Impatiens are a classic choice for spring annual flower planting because they do provide vibrant and beautiful blooms in purple, red, fuchsia, and other colors. These flowers need partial to full shade in order to grow well. There is a variety of impatiens called sunpatiens that do well in sunlight if you need bright colors in a sunny area of your yard.

3. Geraniums have long stems and stand out in your landscaping.

Close up photo of bright red geranium blooms near Westfield, IN.

With blooms of salmon, purple, red, and pink, the...

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