Get Ready for Lawn Mowing

Mowing is one of the most basic practices to keep your lawn healthy.  The next few weeks are a great time to make sure your mower is ready for the upcoming mowing season. Make sure you have your blades sharpened before you resume a regular mowing schedule. A sharp mower cuts blades cleanly, while a dull blade shreds the tips which then dry out, leaving a grayish appearance becoming unsightly. Mow at between 2.5″ and 2.75″ the first couple of times to help remove winter kill and snow mold damage.

Many people mow their lawn too short, inviting weeds, diseases and insect damage. Mowing should provide a pleasing appearance while promoting overall lawn health by promoting root and leaf development. A high density lawn prevents crabgrass and broadleaf weed invasion. For proper mowing techniques contact a Land-Art representative. A spring mowing of your lawn will promote an early greening.

  • Always follow the 1/3 rule: never mow off more than 1/3 of the turf at a time
    • Mowing frequency needs to increase when grass is growing at higher rates
  • Sharpen blade(s) and tune your mower up now in preparation for the mowing season.
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