Mowing Tips

Your lawn should be mowed at a height of 2.5-3" minimum. You should never cut off more than 1/3 of the leaf blade at any one mowing so regular mowing, especially in the spring, is required. Always make sure your mower blade is sharp so you get a clean cut on the turf blade. Dull mower blades will shred the leaf blade which stresses the turf plant and allows insects and diseases which allows more opportunity for damage from insects and diseases.

When mowing, you want to recycle your clippings back into the lawn either by mulching or side discharge. Try not to leave excessive clippings laying on the lawn. Scatter piles by double cutting two different directions. Always change your mowing pattern each mowing to help the turfgrass plant stand up taller and mow more evenly.

Watering Tips

Your lawn requires 1" of water per week. Watering your lawn is best done in the early morning. You want to water your lawn deep and infrequently (i.e. 1/3 of an inch-3 times/week to achieve 1" of water/week. This is with no rainfall. If you get some rain, then you can save water by watering less).

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