Maintenance, Mowing, Fertilizing, Treatment,
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mowing, fertilizing, treatment
is the main way to keep a lawn looking well groomed and can be done by
yourself or a professional mower. A home with a large lawn can benefit
from professional mowing due to the size and the efficiency that a riding
lawnmower can provide. Done on a regular basis, mowing can also help eliminate
weeds and insects that like to feed on the grains that develop in grass.
Depending on the type of grass that makes up the lawn, anywhere between
1 – 3” is the ideal height at which most grass should be mowed. Grass
that grows quickly after a period of rain should be mowed at least once
If you choose to mow your own lawn, either a rotary mower or mowing machine
can be used to cut your grass. A rotary mower should always have sharp
blades. A mechanical mower can be either gas or electric, which has blades
that cut the grass evenly, leaving a straight edge to the blades of the
Mowing a lawn too frequently can cause scalping. Scalping can leave a
section of the lawn striped bare of the grass leaves, exposing the soil.
In some cases, this can be remedied by allowing the scalped area to grow
back, but in other cases, can cause a permanent appearance of dead grass
in the lawn.
Mowing a lawn should always be done before watering it or applying fertilizer
using a spreader. Avoid mowing wet grass, as this will encourage bacterial
growth in the lawn, plus the wet grass cuttings may also clog the mower.
Lawn clippings can be used for compost in your garden.
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