PromoLawns BlogSpot -
Monday April 11th, 2011
Most people don't realize how much proper lawn care and mowing
contributes to the overall health and appearance of their home lawn.
Therefore, let's take a look at some of the mowing basics that will
provide you with the best possible results:
Lawn care with mowers provide, instead
of a clean "scissor cut", a rotary-mower "whacks" the grass blade off.
Therefore, it is especially important to keep rotary mower blades very
sharp. Remember to balance the blade if you sharpen it yourself.
grass in the coolest part of the day for the cleanest cut."
Grass blades are more turgid when they aren't under heat stress (Example: summer
afternoons). However, dew interferes with good early-morning mowing, especially
if you are mulching your clippings, so evenings are usually best. Also remember that
"wet grass conditions" will aid in the spread of turfgrass disease pathogens
that are already present on your lawn.
longer the grass, the deeper the root."
This saying reminds us to cut turfgrass at the highest setting possible. 2-1/2 to 3
inches is the ideal height for most home lawns. Grass growing in the shade needs to
be cut as long as possible, since it needs more leaf area to intercept limited light.
remove more than 1/3 of the height of the grass at a time." (Example: If you are
mowing your lawn at 3 inches, always cut it before it gets beyond 4-1/2 inches in height)
your clippings helps return nutrients to the soil. Try to mow often enough, and
under the right conditions, so that clumps of grass aren't left on the lawn. Under
"thick thatch" conditions it is probably advisable to bag your clippings.
Clean your mower deck after mowing.
refuel mowing equipment on the lawn in case there is a spill.
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