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How To Avoid Lawn Damage from Kids, Pets and Parties


Summertime is great for many reasons. You get to have family get-togethers, invite the neighbors over for grilling, your kids have the run of the yard to enjoy the nice weather, and your dog can burn off all his or her energy playing all day! 

As fun as these activities are and as pleased we Minnesotans are to enjoy them, they can wreak havoc on your yard. You don’t have to skip the warm-weather fun, however; just take some precautions to minimize the damage to your lawn.

  • Mulch the area under swing sets to avoid bare spots.

  • When not in use, store corn hole boards, slip n’ slides, small pools and other yard games to prevent the grass underneath from turning brown.

  • Make sure your children know where it’s okay to dig and play and where it is not. It might be a good idea to add a sandbox to your yard if your kids are fans of digging and getting dirty.

  • If you have a flower bed or garden that your pets like to run through, add a decorative fence or edging to deter them from tearing it up. Bushes and shrubs work well, too.

  • Watch where your dog urinates. Rinse the space with a bucket of water or a hose. Male and female dogs mark their spaces differently; females tend to stick to one spot, while males like to mark the entire space. Learn more about dog spots in this article from heritagelawnskc.com.

  • Every so often, move your lawn furniture around to prevent killing the grass.

  • Prep your lawn for a party by planning your watering schedule, mowing schedule, and cleaning any debris a few days before the party. Learn more at Thegreenstufflawn.com

These simple tips will ensure your lawn is healthy and happy all throughout summer and fall. As for lawn maintenance, leave the rest to us! For a FREE quote, visit our website. 


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