The Importance of Regular Grass Cutting
Spring is right around the corner, and this means that grass cutting season will soon begin as well. You may be dreading this task, as many homeowners do, but it is a necessary and unavoidable maintenance chore that must be done with great frequency over the spring and summer, and, depending upon the weather, is a task that must be tackled into late fall. This time consuming, never-ending yard grooming can become an imposition to busy homeowners, but there are several good reasons to cut your grass regularly.
- Natural Fertilization: When grass clippings are left on the lawn, they decompose and reenter the soil, enriching it, and thus, improving the overall health and beauty of the grass.
- Distribution of Resources: Grass that is uniform in length will grow more uniform in color and consistency because when all blades are the same length, the distribution of water and sunlight is even across the lawn.
- Survival of the Fittest: The healthiest grass blades thrive and multiply when cut, increasing the overall health and improving the appearance of the yard.
- Manicured Lawn: A freshly-cut lawn adds to the beauty of your landscape and increases the curb appeal of your home.
To realize the benefits of a regularly mowed lawn, you’ve got to be aware of when and how to mow. This may seem like a no-brainer, but there are a few things to consider during mowing season if you want to maximize the beauty of your lawn:
- Cut Off 1/3 of the Grass Height: Cutting the grass too short promotes the growth of weeds and compromises grass health.
- Know Your Grass Type: Find out what kind of grass is growing on your lawn. Once you know this, you can find out the optimal height at which it should grow, and you’ll be able to mow accordingly to maintain this height.
- Alternate Mowing Pattern: Regularly change up the direction and pattern in which you mow. Doing so will keep the grass from developing a lean and promote upright growth.
- Mow When it’s Dry: Mowing a wet lawn can cause clumping of the grass and can slow down your work. Choose a dry day, preferably in the morning or evening to avoid exhaustion from the heat and sun.
- Keep Shaded Grass Higher: Grass that grows in the shade of trees and other plants is in competition for water and nutrients, so keeping it longer in these areas will promote its health.
Grass cutting may be a bother, but it is an essential lawn maintenance activity. If you’re not looking forward to mowing your lawn this spring and summer, or you can’t sacrifice the time it takes, let The Treesdale Landscaping Company do it for you. We have a team of professionals who will meticulously maintain your lawn all season long, and you’ll be relieved of the stress of yet another task on your to-do list. Give us a call today at 724-625-2976 to set up a lawn maintenance schedule.