As a homeowner, you can make sure the grass is always greener on your side of the fence. The fact of the matter is a lush lawn can make or break your landscape. You could have the most beautiful landscape design, but it could all be ruined with brown, dry grass. Since we are all spending more time at home, now is the time to work on the health of your lawn.
Begin with the Blade
Believe it or not, your lawnmower has a huge impact on the health of your grass. Lawnmower maintenance, including keeping your blade sharp, will keep the ends of your grass from getting frayed. It is recommended that you sharpen your mower blades after 20-27 hours of use.
Create Healthy Mowing Habits
Have you heard of the one-third rule for mowing? It is recommended that you only mow one-third of the blade. Cutting more off your grass could create stress for the plant, affecting its overall health. If you cut off too much of your grass, it could be more vulnerable to diseases.
Throughout the summer, you want your grass to be a little taller to help protect the soil from the sun and from getting too dry. This can also promote deeper roots. We know that a perfectly-cut lawn is aesthetically pleasing, but feel free to put off your lawn work for a day or two to promote new, healthy growth.
Reduce, Reuse, Grasscycle
Grasscycling is a practice in which you let the grass clipping lie on your lawn instead of bagging them or raking them up. Leaving the grass clippings on your lawn to decompose not only saves you time, but it can help your lawn thrive. These clippings act as a fertilizer and give your grass a boost, kind of like how we take vitamin supplements.
Once your grass is healthy and happy, your landscape design will look ten times better. Do you have some ideas that you need our help with? We can help you put your vision into action when you call us at 610-395-5557.