A well-manicured lawn is a common sight in subdivisions around the United States and many families take great pride in them. When mowing your lawn there is a method to the madness, ensuring that the grass is not cut too high or too low.
When mowing your grass to the right height each season, follow these tips:
Know Your Grass Type Before You Mow
The height of your grass will depend on what type of grass you have in your lawn. For example, there are cool season grasses and warm season grasses. In our area in the Midwest, we tend to have cool season grasses like Kentucky bluegrass. In this case, the grass should be about 2.5 inches in height in preparation for winter.
Spring: Remove Damaged Grass
In the spring, you will need to cut your lawn shorter to remove grass that has been damaged in the winter. Much like pruning your trees, removing dead and damaged will help keep your grass healthy and prepare it for a new growing season.
Summer: Keep Your Grass Roots Shaded
In summer, your grass will be taller. Tall grasses shade the soil of your lawn, preventing excess drying, weed growth, and protect the lawn’s roots. If you have bare patches in your lawn, choose a lawn amendment like Hansen’s Super Soil Topsoil to prep the lawn prior to seeding or sodding. This product will help make your lawn healthier and more nutrient rich than dirt alone thanks to its unique 70% soil, 30% organic compost.
Fall: Prepare For Winter
In fall, you will keep the grass to medium length. This is done in preparation for winter to prevent matting and diseases like snow mold.
Thinking of mowing in the winter in the Midwest? It is not recommended. At this time of year your grass will be growing very slowly so in the fall, especially when the temperatures fall below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, you will need to give it one final cut before you put your lawn equipment away.
Reinvigorate Your Lawn With Hansen’s Magic Bean Organic Compost
Hansen’s Magic Bean organic compost is designed to reinvigorate your lawn, making it thicker and more resilient by fighting off weeds, amending soil, and helping prevent disease. In addition, you will be using up to 30% less water! That’s a lot of savings on your utility bill.