Best mowing practices will vary based on season, weather conditions, grass species, and how intensely a lawn is managed. Here are some points to consider when setting the course for your mowing path
Getting off to a great start is easy when you keep a few things in mind. Here are some to-do list items to ease lawns from their slumber and prepare them for the warm days ahead.
“The Golden Rule of Mowing” is to cut no more than 1/3 of the grass blade at one time, this promotes deep root growth. Grass that is cut too short may kill grass and let weeds grow too easily.
Wet conditions can cause grass clumping and excessive buildup on the mower deck underside, leaving you with a poor quality cut.
It’s best to water your grass in the morning. If you water in the evening, droplets can cling to the grass and promote fungus overnight.
For a more consistent, smooth cut fill in any divots or uneven terrain in your yard.
Be sure to mow in a straight line, whenever possible. And overlap your mowing path from 2-4 inches to avoid strips of uncut grass.
Bagging is the easy way to clean up your yard. Why? Bagging systems are like an outdoor vacuum cleaner and your lawn is like your outdoor carpet. When bagging, keep these things in mind.
It’s important to create a baseline and adjust as needed. Soil testing in lawns and gardens is like going to the doctor for a checkup. It can call to your attention any major problems.
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