We know that you’ll love that your home’s landscape stands out. This is not a task that can be achieved overnight. It takes some work and regular care for you to grow the most beautiful lawn in your neighborhood. So, today, we bring some useful info about proper lawn care practices, and how these can help you to improve your home outdoors.
You can easily follow all of these tips we bring here. However, some other lawn care tasks like lawn installation, aeration, and automatic irrigation may require the help of expert landscapers.
Grow the Nicest Lawn by Following our Guide with Proper Lawn Care Practices
Mow Your Lawn to the Right Height
We all know that lawn mowing is the summer activity by excellence. Some homeowners love it; others don’t.
We can describe lawn mowing as a simple, yet vital maintenance process.
Why is regular lawn mowing so vital? Well, lawn mowing promotes healthy grass growth, making your yard look amazing 100% of the time.
But you should not abuse of lawn mowing since it can be detrimental, too. How so? Well, you should avoid at all cost to mow the grass too low.
Some homeowners ignore, or others don’t know that when you cut the grass too low, you hinder its normal and healthy growth.
The proper height for mowing your lawn depends directly on the type of grass. For instance, Bentgrass can be mowed .25 inches while Fescue grass should be mowed at the height of 2.5 inches.
It’s important to mow your grass at the proper height because it makes your lawn drought-tolerant and it discourages unwanted weed to grow.
We bring this little table that dictates the ideal mowing heights according to the grass type.
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Perfect Mowing Heights
|Bent Grass||0.25 to 1 inch|
|Bermuda Grass (Hybrid)||0.5 to 1 inch|
|Bermuda Grass (Common)||0.75 to 1.5 inches|
|Centipede Grass; Zoysia Grass||1 to 2 inches|
|Fescue (Fine); St. Augustine Grass||1.5 to 2.5 inches|
|Ryegrass (Annual and Perennial)||1.5 to 2 inches|
|Kentucky Bluegrass||1.75 to 2.5 inches|
|Fescue or Tall; Bahia Grass; Buffalo Grass; Blue Grama||2 to 3 inches|
Get the Best Mowing Schedule for a Healthy Lawn!
It is not just about mowing the lawn. It’s about knowing when to do it. Make sure to follow our guide with proper lawn care practices, and you’ll see how your yard starts growing greener and thicker every day.
We, professional landscapers, perform mowing mainly between March and October.
To be more specific, below you’ll find the ideal mowing frequency we advise.
You should mow your lawn once a week.
We advise you to mow the lawn twice a week. During periods of drought, you should mow it once a week.
Mowing the lawn once a week will do it!
During winter the grass enters into the dormant stage. And that’s why mowing is usually not necessary.
Of course, if the winter is mild, and the grass starts growing, you should mow it.
Don’t try to mow if the ground is soft or frozen.
You Should Never Mow Wet or Frosty Grass!
Doing so will cause a lot of stress to the grass, and it will compact the soil.
So, you should wait until the lawn has dried out or defrosted.
The Best Hours to Mow the Lawn!
Mid Morning (8:00 am to 10 am):
This is the optimal time of the day to mow your lawn. The reason is that it is before the heat of the day sets in.
Late Afternoon (4:00 pm- 6:00 pm):
This is the second-best time of the day to mow your lawn. The reason is that the temperature will be cooler causing less stress to your grass.
Also, your lawn will still have few hours to recover before nightfall.
Why is It Important to Get a Professional Landscaper Advice!
You can achieve a healthier lawn following our guide of proper lawn care practices. But if you don’t have the time or expertise, we’ll always be there to help you.
Of course, without taking merits from you, a landscape contractor is better qualified to provide lawn care and landscaping services.
After all, that is what they do all the time.
As an experienced landscape contractor, we know that we must evaluate the challenges and strengths of your lawn. We study factors like the type of soil, grass type, climate, pest or lawn diseases that may be present, etc.
All of these factors will help us to develop the ideal mowing schedule to promote even and healthy growth.
Depending on your needs, we can create a weekly or bi-weekly mowing schedule.
Once you make your appointment with us, we’ll get to your house and develop a mowing schedule.