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Myth: “If I wear lawn aerator shoes while mowing my lawn, I can kill two birds with one stone.”
Sure, it’s a time saver, but it’s not doing an effective job of aerating your lawn at all. If you break down the math, you’re only going to be able to aerate about .04 percent of your lawn by doing it this way. In reality, your need to aerate at least 5 percent of your soil to effectively reduce compaction of your soil. This type of coverage will be difficult for just one person to do, which is why hiring a service may be your best bet.
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Myth: “A garden hose is more cost effective than a sprinkler system.”
In theory, but not in reality. If you’re watering your lawn with a hose, you probably aren’t watering the lawn evenly. This leaves certain areas of your lawn thirsty, while others are overwatered. This not only causes brown patches in your lawn but can increase your watering bill if you’re not watering properly. Plus, with technology advancing, sprinkler systems can now help to conserve more water compared to before, leaving this theory in the pile of myths.
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Myth: “If there’s a mole problem, chewing gum should do the trick.”
It’s been said before that if you cover a mole hole with chewing gum, the mole will try eating it and choke to death, solving your mole problem. This is actually not true. Moles aren’t tricked into eating gum. And if you’re trying to fix the mole problem in the summertime, you may not see any type of results from this method for a while. Typically in warmer climates, moles tend to dig deeper to keep cool. If you have a mole problem, the best thing to do is set up traps.