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Mowing

MOWING

PROPER MOWING

Believe it or not, the way you cut your grass affects grass health, growth and general appearance.

If you follow the rules described below, you'll help your lawn get the most out of the nutrients we supply during our applications.

If you don't, the mowing could actually cause your grass to turn yellow and even develop diseases.

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO

Mow every 5 to 7 days. If you see your lawn growing too quickly, you can mow as needed

Ideally, your grass should be around 4 inches high. It's OK to cut it at 3 inches under ideal weather conditions, but anything less will undermine the health of your lawn.

The blades on your mower, should always be sharp. Sharpen your blades every 10 cuts.  Please move slowly when mowing so as not to tear the grass blades.

If you tear the grass with dull blades or because you moved too quickly, you will cause the tip to turn yellow and weaken the grass. Weak grass is way more susceptible to disease.

Don't mow when it's more than 85°F. Heat affects plants the same way it affects humans.

Don't mow when grass is wet. Clippings tend to clump, shredding of the leaves will cause disease. 

Always remove or mulch clippings to avoid suffocating grass plants.

Always vary your mowing pattern to mitigate soil compaction and ruts.

Please do not scalp the edges with a trimmer or weed whacker. Scalping kills the grass and creates the perfect situation for crabgrass and weeds.

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