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Seasonal Mowing - Height Adjustments

June 15, 2017

 

 

Every time your property is mowed, you have the opportunity to improve the overall health of your turf. Mowing turf at the correct height for the current season is a quick and easy way to ensure you are creating the right conditions for your grass to thrive.

 

Seasonal mow height adjustments of cool-season turf are crucial to the health of your turf. There are numerous benefits to adjusting your mow height with the changing seasons.  As the dog days of summer approach, consider moving your mow height from 3" (Spring height setting) to 3.75"-4" (Summer height setting) gradually to reap the following benefits:

 

- Improve the turf's root system by encouraging roots to grow deeper, which allows the roots to reach water and nutrients further down in the soil.

- Thicken the turf to help fight weed germination in the hot summer months.

- Keep your grass greener, longer during the summer by increasing drought tolerance.

- Reduce watering needs by allowing longer grass blades to shade the soil's surface.

 

Selecting the correct mow height is the cheapest way to ensure your lawn stays green and healthy.  Tall grass also helps reduce the overall need for herbicide use, saving you money and helping the environment at the same time.

 

When you contract with Wise Landscaping, you can rest assured knowing that we will automatically select the appropriate height for your grass areas based on the present growing conditions to maximize the health and appearance of your green spaces.  You have enough to worry about, don't add your landscape to your to-do list, leave those details to us!

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