While mowing may seem intuitive, there’s actually an art to it, and properly mowed lawns are healthier. Nature's Select™ technicians understand these important lawn maintenance tips.
- Avoid “scalping” your grass. Scalping is letting the grass grow tall and then removing more than one-third of the leaf blade.
- Mowing the lawn too low can also cause damage.
- Sharpen your lawn mower blades several times each growing season. Dull blades can shred grass and cause discoloration at the tips.
- Raise the mower height slightly when your lawn is recovering from drought, insect damage, or disease.
- Avoid cutting your grass when it is wet. This can lead to brown spots from clippings clumping together and smothering your lawn.
- The ideal frequency for cutting your lawn is dependent on the growth of your grass. But as mentioned above, don’t cut more than a one-third of the grass blade in one mowing.