How to Win the Battle of Good vs. Bad Cutting Heights

Posted by nutrilawn

6/18/14 12:34 PM

You may not even realize you're in it, but there's a battle waging in your lawn over the right mowing height. Many homeowners don't see their lawns fighting with them over the proper amount to trim, and their lawns suffer because of it. End the war with your grass this summer with good Burlington lawn care habits. These habits come from understanding your lawn, and Nutri-Lawn Burlington is here to help you do that. Supplement your Nutri-Lawn Burlington lawn care services with these simple alterations to your Burlington lawn care routine.

Short grass kills

Sometimes, the deadliest killers come in small sizes. Many homeowners make the mistake of only feeling threatened by tall grass, but short grass does its fair share of damage. A lawn that has been mowed too low will dry up, and die. When the blades aren't long enough to protect the water on your lawn from the hot sun, the water evaporates quicker, and your lawn becomes dehydrated.

Nutri-Lawn Burlington recommends taking away only a third of the blade each time you mow your grass. But how short should you mow your lawn? That depends on the grass variety.

How to mow cool season grasses

Cool season grasses like we have, grow most in spring and fall. It is during these times that you'll need to mow the most – approximately every 5 to 7 days. These grasses like a height of around 3 to 3.5 inches.

Use sharp blades

Once you've established a good mowing height, it's time to ensure you have a good edge. Dull mower blades rip and tear the tips of your grass. Remember: torn grass blades lead to unhealthy lawns.

To provide your lawn with the best lawn care possible, make sure to keep your mower blades sharp. You might even consider a push reel mower. These traditional mowers can provide added benefits that you can consider, and can offer a cleaner cut than some gas-powered mowers.

Have your best lawn ever this summer with Nutri-Lawn Burlington lawn care services. Contact Nutri-Lawn Burlington today for a complimentary quote. You’ll be glad you did!

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