Elite Landscape Group

Elite Landscape Group

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I find lawn mowing to be one of the most relaxing activities. The busy hum of the mower can somehow serve as a good rhythm for me to think. The majority lots of us don’t enjoy mowing so much.  But it’s quite an essential part of keeping lawns fresh and healthy. Keeping your grass trimmed can be your best defense in fighting those terrible weeds.

A few mowing tips starting with how short to cut your grass. It shouldn’t be too short, higher pointcuts will help your lawn grow healthily. Higher grass creates a deep root system which can prevent large weeds from growing, in particular, crabgrass. The fact is that the recommendation is to cut no more than one-third of the grass at a single cutting. Your power mower can be set to cut the grass at three inches high.

When you cut your grass too low, it makes it susceptible to drought weeds and insects as the root system is much smaller with low cuts, allowing for weeds to grow. Always remember it’s advisable to cut your grass before it grows taller than 4.5 inches. If you notice the grass growing much too quickly to keep up with, consider less rate of watering so that the rate of growth becomes slower. It’s advisable to get a professional opinion if you can’t keep up with the rate of growth, especially with a large yard to cover.

The Elite Landscape Group offers a wide range of services including irrigation, mowing, snow removal, landscape design In Naperville,  so they will be able to cover all of your needs.

By the way, how often do you need to cut your grass? Well, it depends on the time of the year and what type of grass you have on your lawn. In warm weathers, you probably will need to cut a couple of times a month. In springtime, you would want to do it at least once a week. Check out the general guidelines below to help decide the best times to work on that grass. It shows the grass type and the frequency of times you will need to mow.

3–7 Days: Common Bermuda grass, Hybrid Bermuda grass

5–7 Days: Kentucky Bluegrass, St. Augustine Grass, Texas Bluegrass (Reville), Zoysia Matrella (Fine-bladed Zoysia)

7–10 Days: Zoysia Japonica or Coarse-Bladed Zoysia

7–14 Days: Buffalo grass, Centipede grass, Tall Fescue

There are issues of safety as well when mowing. Children must be indoors for their safety as grass can cut. Always mow the grass when it’s dry for obvious reasons. Watch out for those lawnmower blades. Avoid having children ride the mower and if it should happen always keep an eye out for them.

Maintain the mower well by keeping it well-oiled and dirt free after each cut. I have always said that the best way to get straight on the go is when you prepare ahead. A clean mower will make you enjoy the next cut like I do.

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