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At Lawnsafe we will ensure that your lawn is in a perfect condition – whatever the weather. All you need to do it make sure that you water and mow your lawn correctly.
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Your garden is an intricately balanced ecosystem. If an aspect falls out of balance, it may have a profound effect on the health and look of the rest of your garden. Your lawn is no different – and unfortunately disease can strike in the blink of an eye.
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Mowing as Part of Grass Maintenance
Grass maintenance involves regular watering and mowing in addition to fertilizing, aerating, top dressing, and composting, as well as weed and pest control spraying. We will handle the fertilizing, spraying, aerating, composting, and top dressing. All grass maintenance that you will have to do is to mow the lawn regularly and water it properly.
Mowing forms an integral part of proper grass maintenance and is often overlooked as a reason for lawn problems. Irregular mowing will give weeds time to grow and pests will have ample opportunity to infest the grass. Fungi will grow on the grass and many grass diseases can follow. As such a few tips on proper mowing are shared below to help you maintain your lawn without hassles.
Set a specific schedule
Don’t mow the lawn whenever you feel like it. Set a weekly schedule to ensure that you will not have to cut more than a third of the leaf length. Never over mow the lawn as this will dry out the grass and leave it without food production capacity. It will weaken the grass and too short grass will show dry patches. The soil will become harder and pretty soon you will have a problem lawn.
When to mow
With fast growing grass, you may need to mow twice a week. This however, is normally only recommended for the warm period when the grass growth is most active. Mow the grass when it is one third taller than the recommended height. If you cut off more than a third, remember that it can cause severe shock to the grass. In the summer months you want to mow the lawn to the highest recommended height.
Direction of cutting
Don’t always cut the grass in the same direction. With every new session of mowing, change the direction to ensure that the grass grows upright and not in one direction because of the mowing pattern.
Apart from the above grass maintenance tips, we also recommend that you never cut wet grass as this will give fungus an opportunity to grow. Contact us today for a 14 point analysis of your lawn and let us handle the complex part of grass care while you simply do the mowing and watering.