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Lawn Care Tips

Mowing


Lawn Mowing Tips Maintain a regular mowing schedule. Usually once a week is sufficient, although when grass is rapidly growing you may need to mow more frequently to avoid cutting off more than 1/3 of the leaf blade. Mow your lawn when the grass is approximately 1/3 taller than the recommended mowing heights below.


Recommend height:  

Tall Fescue ..................... 3” to 4”  

Kentucky Bluegrass ...... 2” to 3”

Dense Shade .................. 2 ½” to 3”


NOTE:Cutting off more than a third of the blade at once will cause shock to the plant.


During hot summer months, mow your lawn to the higher recommended height. It’s a good idea to change the direction you cut your lawn with each mowing. This will help to keep the grass growing upright rather than leaning and growing in the direction it was last mowed.


Avoid scalping a lawn whenever possible. This shocks the grass and can result in damage or dead spots in your lawn. Keep mower blades sharp to prevent tearing or pulling of young plants. Mowing with a dull blade causes brown leaf tips and also makes the grass more susceptible to disease and insects.


Mowing a New Lawn

Newly planted grass is very delicate and easily damaged versus established grass in a mature lawn. Care will need to be taken when you begin mowing your newly planted lawn. Remember the ground is softer from the more frequent watering and the newly planted grass roots are still very shallow. Additional care should be taken to avoid creating damaged areas caused by turning your lawn mower too sharply over newly planted grass. Turning too sharply causes the wheels of the mower to pull the grass and will uproot newly planted grass. It is a good idea to turn your mower over hard surfaces when cutting, like a driveway or sidewalk. If you do not have good hard surfaces to turn your mower then make several passes around the perimeter of your lawn and then use these larger areas to turn your mower as you cut your lawn from side to side.


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