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Healthy Mowing: Maintenance Advice
Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Healthy Mowing: Maintenance Advice

We all have them in our neighborhoods – the lawn guys. That neighbor who pampers the lawn to a plush carpet of gorgeous green. But we often ask ourselves, “What are we doing wrong that our lawn doesn’t measure up?” It could be as simple as you are mowing your lawn incorrectly.

Keeping your lawn healthy during the humid summer months is truly dependent on maintaining proper mowing technique.

“There are a lot of things we do to our lawns when we mow that make it susceptible to damage and disease. But you can minimize that damage,” said Rick Doesburg, President of Thornton Landscape.

Do’s and Don’ts of Lawn Maintenance

  1. Unbalanced and dull blades can make an uneven cut or shred the grass. A clean cut seals the grass from harmful diseases.
  2. Cutting grass too short leaves it vulnerable to drought and weeds. Like trees, the grass’ height is related to the depth of its roots. Deep roots allow for better moisture absorption.
  3. Don’t mow in the same pattern every time. Rotate your mowing pattern to prevent stress on the grass roots. Start left to right; then top to bottom next time, followed by diagonal to give your lawn that carpeted look.
For best results, avoid mowing when it’s wet or raining. Water can prevent the blades from cutting sharply and clumps clippings, which can slow decomposition. The clumps can also create dead spots where they’ve blocked out the sunlight.

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