The Six Biggest Lawn Mistakes You Could Make This Summer BeeSafe® Organic Lawns Announces "What Not to do with Your Lawn"

A short primer on organic lawn care. How best to treat your lawn at the height of the summer months.

Auburn, NH, May 05, 2013 --( Lawn care is undoubtedly a national obsession. As this year’s seemingly endless winter and bone-chilling spring finally fades into soaring temperatures and sporadic rainfall, many homeowners will be faced with the same challenge they are faced with every single year. Just how does one keep that beautifully dark green and healthy lawn looking its best when the summer weather is upon us?

“Unfortunately, many homeowners will make mistakes that set the health of their lawn back and they don’t even know it,” says Thomas Kelly, founder of BeeSafe® Organic Lawns, “When it comes to having a nice lawn under stressful circumstances usually the lawns worst enemy is the person who thinks they are helping. Tinkering too much is a terrible thing when it comes to lawn care,” says Kelly who has been a lawn care professional for more than 20 years.

With that in mind, BeeSafe® Lawns has announced the “Six Biggest Lawn Mistakes you Could Make this Summer.” Kelly says that if a homeowner follows basic organic turf maintenance standards and avoids these pitfalls they can expect a very happy lawn all summer long.

1. Don’t Panic
Right out of the gate, it’s important to know that if something seems wrong it isn’t the end of the world. The vast majority of lawn care issues are temporary and are often fixed with a simple change in the conditions. Lawn care karma does exist and it’s important to keep a positive attitude.

2. Don’t Over-Water
One of the worst things to happen to even the best lawns is the introduction of an unlimited supply of water. The rule of thumb is that you should water three times per week for 40 minutes per zone only when rainfall is not present. Do not water every day.

3. Don’t Bag Your Clippings
Your lawn wants to be fed naturally. Mulching the clippings back into the soil creates an additional source of nutrients, especially Nitrogen and the goal of any lawn care program should be to reduce inputs.

4. Never, Ever Mow When Temperatures Exceed 90 Degrees
Think about what it’s like to sit out in the scorching hot sun all day long and then have somebody drive over you with a gas guzzling motor that spins razor sharp blades to cut you in half. You would go dormant too!

5. Don’t Over-Fertilize
Your lawn needs about half as much fertilizer as the fertilizer companies lead you to believe. The more you apply the more your lawn becomes addicted and needs even more.

6. See number 1.

For more information on BeeSafe® Lawns, please contact: Tom Kelly at 603-587-0384 and Also visit their web site at

Contact: Thomas Kelly
Phone: 603-587-0384
BeeSafe Lawns
Tom Kelly