Caring for your lawn may vary according to the season. Here are some tips that need to be done in your lawn on every season along with some specific reminders on summer and winter seasons.
Avoid Scalping Grass
Scalping, from its root word “scalp”, simply mean shortening the length of the grass. This particular action will lead to multiple bad results for your lawn. Cutting it too short means the soil is more exposed, and this will lead to more weeds growing on the exposed land. Furthermore, grasses which are cut too short have a poorly enhanced system of the roots which makes the entire lawn prone to damage.
Sharpen your blade
Your lawn isn’t the only thing that needs maintaining but your equipment as well. Don’t forget to sharpen the blades of your mower for unsharpened blades will lead to uneven and jagged cuts in your grasses. The improper tears will be passageways for small insects which might lead to total infection of grasses.
Mowing isn’t just a simple push and pulls task to do. It is valuable if you know the ways on how to mow properly to avoid destroying the natural beauty of your lawn.
Adjust the height of the mower
In growing season, adjusting the height of the mower is by far the best thing to do. The taller the grass are, the more protection and shade the soil have, the lesser weeds grow and the slower evaporation of water from the soil occurs.
Know the right height for grasses under the shade
Grasses under trees or roofs require longer heights in order to reach the heat of the sunlight and perform photosynthesis.
Mow when the grass is dry
An ideal condition of the grass for mowing is a dry state. Mowing a lawn which is wet from rain or whatsoever, do not yield the finest results for your lawn. Wet grass will fill the deck of your mower and it will end up being clogged by these grasses. Wet grass can also kill other grasses if you fail to remove it after mowing.
Avoid mowing when the sun is directly above you
Moving under the heat of the sun doesn’t only affect the mover but also the grass. Mowing under the heat of the sun will make the grasses lose more water than normal and will subject them to a slower recovery than that of cooler times.
After mowing a dry grassland, you can let that waste settle in for a while. This process is a form of recycling and the grasses will serve as fertilizers for the soil, thus, lessening your efforts and spending.
Mow your grass as short as possible during the early stage of winter seasons
Prepare your lawn for the winter season by trimming it as short as possible. The risk of snow molds will be reduced with this due to less bending of grasses from the weight of the snow.
Avoid walking in dry lawns in summer
Walking on the dry lawn will cause great damage to the area. The damaged area will then be prone to weed growth.