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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Proper Lawn Mowing

Tuesday's Tips

by Barbara Latta

Proper maintenance is essential to enjoying a lush and beautiful lawn.The following tips can bring grass to the desired level of beauty and health. 
Proper mowing for a beautiful lawn

  • Don’t cut too short – cool weather grasses should be 2 ½ - 3 ½ inches, warm weather grasses 1-3 inches. Cutting too short can leave dry brown patches and expose roots.
  • Watch your speed – going too fast can leave uneven clumps and prevent tall grasses from being cut at all.
  • Keep eyes forward – looking ahead a few feet can keep rows straighter than if you stare down at the tires of your mower.
  • Mulch while cutting – leaving the clippings can provide nutrients for the lawns health.
  • Overlap rows – make passes a few inches overlapping the previous run to ensure no uncut strips remain.
  • Sharpen blades – start the season with new or sharpened blades for a clean cut to prevent tearing the ends of the grass which can invite disease and pests to invade.

Keep grass at proper height
Using the proper mowing techniques can provide a healthy and beautiful lawn all summer long.

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