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Keep Your Lawn Healthy With These Tips

Proper lawn mowing is a critical part of keeping your lawn healthy. However, there are a few other key tips you should keep in mind so your grass can be as healthy as possible. Let’s delve into ways you can ensure your lawn’s health is in tip-top shape.

Proper Mower Blade

You can spend as little as 5% of the value of your home on landscaping and yield a 150% return. Cutting your grass correctly is one way to yield significant results. Cutting your grass controls the weeds, recycles the nutrients, and encourages root growth. It is crucial that your lawnmower blade is sharp. Otherwise, you are just hacking away at your grass. It is also essential that the lawnmower blade is installed correctly on your equipment. If it is not, you will be attempting to cut your grass with the back of the blade. This does not provide a clean cut and opens your grass up to disease and insects.

Know Your Grass

It is essential to know what type of grass you have. This helps you to know which organic fertilizers to use. It also informs you of the length you should keep the grass. Each grass species has an ideal length. If you take the time to learn your grass type, it will do wonders for the health of your grass.

Setting the Height

In general, you want to ensure that you do not remove more than one-third of the grass blade every time you mow. If you cut it lower than that, you will have to cut the grass more often. Shorter lawns have more weeds and provide room for sunlight to get to the soil and spread weeds. If you allow the grass to grow long and then cut it incredibly short, it puts stress on the grass.

Lawn Clippings

Typically, the clippings should go back into the lawn when you cut your grass. This is because they have a ton of nutrients that are great for the grass. It is like giving the grass its own organic fertilizers.

There are numerous tips for maintaining a healthy lawn. Proper cutting is one of several, including proper watering and using organic fertilizers. Following these tips will help you on your way to a consistently healthy lawn.

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