Tips & Tricks


WHEN IT COMES TO MOWING...


  1. RAISE THAT DECK!  We recommend cutting your lawn down to 3 inches to keep it from burning and turning yellow. This will also make it harder for weeds to grow.
  2. Mow your lawn frequently - cutting off too much at once will slow its regrowth.
  3. DON'T BAG! Mulching your grass clippings is one of the best things you can do for your lawn. They help retain moisture and recycle important nutrients back into the ground. Clippings compost quickly, as long as you've been mowing regularly and don't have inches of growth cut off.
  4. Mow when your lawn is dry to avoid clumping and promote better composting.
  5. Keep your mower blades sharpened to ensure a clean cut every time. If your blades are dull, it will tear the tips of your grass instead of cutting, which results in browning.




WATERING YOUR LAWN


  1. An easy way to tell if your lawn needs watering is if your footprints don't disappear quickly.
  2. Only water in the morning and evenings so its able to absorb into the soil properly.
  3. The type of grass you find in our area is a mixture of Kentucky Bluegrass and Perennial Rye. These are hearty and can be brought back to health through watering (even if its been awhile).




WHY FERTILIZE?


  1. Spring applications strengthens your lawns roots and gets it ready to endure the summer heat! It just needs a little extra nourishment to get it ready to grow again.
  2. Summer applications continue to protect your lawn from the heat and increased foot traffic.
  3. Fall applications strengthen your lawns roots again in preparation for winter and gives it needed nutrients to survive and thrive come springtime.
  4. Continued use of fertilizer creates a denser and greener lawn that can withstand the elements better!
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