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Mowing is often considered to be just making the
grass shorter when is gets too long. However, we
need to change that attitude completely. Proper
mowing habits are as important as our
fertilizing programs to the overall health of
your lawn. So please help us provide you with a
beautiful lawn by following the recommended
Blades Be sure to sharpen your
mower blades on a regular basis during the
growing season. Keeping the blades sharp will
cut the leaf much cleaner and reduce the amount
of stress on the grass plant.
Height Never cut more than 1/3 of
the grass height in any one mowing. Any more
than that will cause significant stress to the
grass plant and will make it more susceptible to
disease and other problems. With the exception
of the late fall, grass should always be cut at
Direction Each time you mow, try
to alternate the direction or pattern that you
mow. This will help in cutting each grass plant
evenly and it will reduce rutting from mower
wheels always traveling in the same spots.
Exposure Never leave large clumps
of grass clippings laying on the lawn. Doing
this will not allow the grass plants underneath
to get enough sunlight or oxygen to survive.
Make sure you either rake up or blow around any
large clumps after mowing.
Everything needs water to survive and flourish,
including your lawn. However too much, too
little or improper timing can cause permanent
damage to your turf. By following the
recommendations listed below you can minimize
the potential for drought and disease stress.
When you first turn on your irrigation system in
the spring, take the time to go through each
zone to ensure that all components are working
properly. Broken sprinkler heads and faulty zone
valves can lead to costly water loss and
problems with your lawn. You may want to
consider hiring an irrigation company to do the
spring start-up for you.
Donít set it and forget it! Too many people set
their irrigation timers in the spring and think
that they donít need to adjust it all season.
Your lawn will require different needs
through-out the growing season and you will need
to adjust your irrigation timers accordingly.
The most effective way to water your lawn is
deeply and infrequently. This will allow the
water to leach further into the ground and your
grass will develop a stronger root system.
Instead of watering everyday for a short amount
of time, try watering every other or every third
day for a longer period of time. The early hours
of the morning is always the best time to water
Try to make sure you have a rain sensor wired
into your irrigation system. A rain sensor will
automatically shut your system off when there is
adequate rainfall and turn it back on after the
turf dries. Let mother nature do the work when
it can, and give your wallet and your water
meter a rest.