Lawn Care Tips and Tricks

A well kept lawn

A well kept lawn

In spring and autumn, moderate heat and good humidity promote turf growth. From the end of March to the beginning of summer, then from September to the end of October, it is advisable to mow the lawn once or twice a week between 3 and 5 cm in height depending on ones tastes.

Optimal time for mowing grass In summer which is characterized by dry and warm periods,involves  increasing mowing height to 10 cm so that the soil retains its moisture better. In dry and warm weather, the lawn goes dormant and stops growing, allowing it to withstand unfavorable climatic conditions for a few weeks. Do not mow during heatwaves or after long hours of rain,
To get a slightly rustic look reduce by half the frequency of mowing. High lawns also slows the invasion of pests.

In order to obtain the ideal grass height in a simple and practical way, make sure to cut it each time by a third of its height. This will prevent the sharp cuts that expose the heart of the tufts and prevent the grass from turning yellow.

Optimal Time of Year for Mowing Grass

It is advisable to sharpen or change the blade of your mower at least once a year. Sharp blades produce clear cut of the turf blades reducing their sensitivity to diseases and prevents them from turning yellow.

Lawn mowing exerts one both physically therefore it is important to schedule such a tasks when you are well energized and mentally prepared to take on such draining task. The weather and temperature at the time should also be taken into consideration before hand to avoid exertions.

Lastly, I would add that you should take your neighbors into consideration when deciding on the optimal time of day to mow the grass, as they might be bothered by the noise.

Here is wishing you success as you tend to your lawn!