24 Feb Ideal Time to Mow Your Lawn
Mowing is a vital part of proper lawn turf maintenance. Failing to keep your lawn at a certain height is detrimental to its overall health. The lawn’s height directly affects the depth of its root system, which is essential in the absorption of water and nutrients from the soil. If you cut your lawn too short, the root system can get damaged. If you let it be overgrown, other problems may arise, for example slower root growth and increased susceptibility to lawn diseases and pests.
Grass types differ in their recommended blade height. To ensure you’re mowing at the correct time, it’s best to ask your lawn supplier what the recommended blade height is for your grass type. Generally, cool-season types should be kept between 25mm to 100mm, and warm-season types should be kept between 20mm to 75mm.
Sharpen your mower blade
Mowing with a dull blade can be worse than not mowing at all. Dull blades result in jagged, uneven cuts that invite pests and diseases. Lawns mowed with dull blades develop whitish or brown edges as the grass blades die out. So it’s important to make sure that the mower blade is sharp enough to make clean, smooth cuts.
Set your mower at the right height
After checking with your lawn professional about the recommended blade height, set your mower accordingly. As a rule of thumb, don’t cut down more than one-third of the total grass blade length in a single mowing session. Just keep in mind that you may have to repeat the process in a couple of weeks. When the blades are shorn too short too quickly, the grass focuses its energy on regrowing the blades. This prevents them from deepening their roots, risking irreparable damage.
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