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.
Vary the pattern you mow in, from week to week, to avoid grass growing in a lean.
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.
Excessive thatch and compacted soils can lead to lackluster lawns. Despite watering, fertilizing, and mowing as advised, sometimes lawns seem to hit a wall and struggle to maintain that healthy green look.
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.
The arrival of spring may be subtle in the southern tier, but it arrives with needs for maintaining a healthy lawn. Those in Southern states should turn their focus to their grass and follow these easy to-dos.