Today is the last of my series of mowing tips for now, I have really enjoyed sharing this information and the feedback has been very positive. I am considering other series later in the year, so stay tuned for more.
- Tall grass – if your lawn has grown to heights over 6” here are some suggestions: If using a push mower, raise the front deck to only top the grass. Make certain no children are around as this exposes the blades. On a riding mower, set the deck to its maximum height prior to mowing. Remove the grass clippings and mow again at a slightly higher length than normal. Allow your grass to recover before mowing again, gradually lower the mowing height to your normal depth and return to your regular mowing intervals.
- Lawn Changes – pay attention to your lawn as the season progresses and after every mow. If you notice a significant change: dying grass, weeds or insects now is the time to diagnose the issue and address it. Professional advice may be in order.
- Drought – Sometimes we go long periods without rain in Mooresville, if the weatherman is forecasting a lengthy dry spell and you don’t have irrigation in place, wait until the day prior to rain is forecast to mow.
- Directional Mowing – for the best looking lawn in the neighborhood, now in straight lines. One lap around the perimeter is a good idea and change the direction every other mowing if possible.
Taylor Lawn Care, Inc.