Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Regular and proper mowing practices aid in the health and vitality of a lawn.
More often than not, homeowners develop poor cultural care habits that can potentially damage turf grasses of all varieties. A properly mowed lawn is thicker, healthier and better able to withstand stress from weeds, insects and diseases. Here’s what you should know before you mow.
Lawn mowing tips
Lawns should be mowed regularly at the proper height and with a sharp mower blade for a clean cut in order to establish deep roots for your lawn to look its very best. A longer cutting height will result in a stronger, deeper root system.
You may need to mow more than once a week during peak growth season. However, during periods of slow growth it may only need to be cut once every 10 to 14 days.
Alter your mowing patterns each time you cut to keep your grass growing strong and straight.
Mow your lawn when it’s dry to avoid slips and falls and to maintain a sharper cut.
Never cut more than one-third of a blade of grass in one mowing.
Grasscycling
Before you rake and bag those clippings, consider participating in grasscycling, a process that involves returning grass clippings to the lawn during mowing. This environmentally beneficial practice allows clippings to decompose naturally on the lawn, adding valuable nutrients back into the soil.

For best results use a mulching mower, as this will promote a more uniform distribution of grass clippings and quicker decomposition of the recycled grass plants. Never leave clippings bunched on the grass. 

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