Tips

1.  SHARPEN BLADE

If your lawnmower blades are dull you will see the tips of the grass blades frayed.  If you see grassblades with the roots still attached amoung the grass clippings your blades are so dull they are ripping the grass out of the ground instaed of cutting the grass.

2. WATERING

Water your lawn deeply and less frequently. Too little water can force the grass into dormancy.  Watering to frequently can cause the blades to grow rapidly but the roots will not develope thoroughly or deeply.

Visible footprints in your in your lawn after walking on it means that the lawn most likely needs watering.

3. MOWING

Mow in a different direction each time to prevent rutting.

Mowing your lawn lower than the recommended height for the grass type and region only makes the grass grow faster.

Do not remove more than 30% of leaf tissue during a single mowing.  If your lawn is growing quickly, mow it more often.

CHECK THE OIL IN YOUR MOWER!

4. FERTILIZING

In our area, four good feedings per year will make your yard the envy on the neighborhood. I personally prefer Scott’s Bonus S in most yards in this area.  It is good for weed control and will make the grass thicker and greener.

ALWAYS use the settings given by the manufacturer.  Do not overfeed, you will burn your yard.  You must water in the fertilizer after spreading.

 

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