Around the corner, spring means that the mundane, never-ending task of cutting the grass will be soon upon us. Though many homeowners dread the task of mowing the lawn, 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. Though the tedious chore needs doing, we at 4 Seasonal Services not only offer routine lawn care but would like to share why it is important it gets done.
Why is Lawn Maintenance Important?
1) Fertilize Naturally: To improve the overall health and beauty of the grass, the grass clippings are left on the lawn decompose and reenter the soil, making it more enriched with important nutrients.
2) Sunlight & Water Resource Distribution: When all blades are the same length, the distribution of water and sunlight is even across the lawn with the grass that is uniform in length will grow more uniform in color and consistency
3) Survival: You increase the overall health and improving the appearance of the yard when the healthiest grass blades thrive and multiply as they get cut.
4) Manicured Lawn for Aesthetics: Increasing the curb appeal of your home, a freshly cut lawn adds to the beauty of your landscape.
How to Cut Grass Properly & Other Tips
You’ve got to be aware of when and how to mow to realize the benefits of a regularly mowed lawn. There are, however, a few things to consider during mowing season if you want to maximize the beauty of your lawn. The considerations include:
Avoid Weed Growth. You compromise grass health when you cut the grass too short, which promotes the growth of weeds. Never cut off 1/3 of the grass height.
Understanding Your Grass Type. If you do not k now what kind of grass is growing in yard. You can find out the optimal height at which it should grow, once you know the grass species. You’ll be able to mow accordingly to maintain this height.
Alternate Mowing Pattern. The mowing patterns should be routinely changed regularly. The growth will develop upright by doing so.
Mow When Grass is Dry. Mowing a wet lawn causes uneven cuts and clumping, which slows down the process significantly. To avoid exhaustion from the heat and sun, select a dry day, preferably in the morning or evening.
Keep Shaded Grass Higher. Keeping it longer in the in shaded areas will promote its health as the grass that grows in the shade of trees and other plants is in competition for water and nutrients.
Lawn Care Services & More in Bend, La Pine, Sisters, Redmond, OR & Central Oregon
Though cutting the grass may be a bothersome chore, it is an essential part of maintaining a healthy lawn. If you lack the time, know-how, or ambition, have our qualified experts assist you. We at 4 Seasonal Services offer lawn maintenance services in Central Oregon and we will help you keep your lawn well mowed and healthy. We have the expertise to properly mow your grass, no matter the type you have in your yard. Contact us today!