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Mow Like a Pro

It seems like a pretty simple task, but did you know that properly mowing your lawn will help it squeeze out weeds and prevent disease?? Here are some of our tips for mowing correctly:

  • Cut grass once a week. Try not to remove more than 1/3 of the grass blades in one cutting.

  • Let the clippings fall and return nutrients to the soil. If you pick them up, start a compost pile instead of bagging them.

  • Keep mower blades sharp to ensure a clean cut and prevent disease.

  • Do a soil test. It will help you decide what fertilizer to use and how much to apply.

  • Change your mowing pattern every three weeks to prevent ruts.

  • Make turns off the lawn if possible. It will leave cleaner lines and decrease stress at the turn points. If you can’t, pick up the blades as you turn.

  • Mow when the grass is dry so clippings don’t clump together.

  • When you fertilize, read the instructions carefully. A little fertilizer is good, a lot is not.

  • Organic, slow-release fertilizers last longer and don’t promote a flush of growth. They also feed the soil, not just the grass.

There you go! You're well on your way to becoming a pro mower! If you ever have questions, please feel free to reach out. We are always happy to help!


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