Ways to Enrich Your Lawn by Mowing and Cleaning

Mowing at the proper height will make it much more appealing to the
eye and will not be scalped. The finish product that Midwest delivers is
a beautifully manicured lawn and the edging and trimming will leave a
crisp, clean look! Proper mowing is one of the most important practices
in keeping your lawn healthy. Grasses are like most plants — if you clip
off the growing points (for grass, it’s in the crown, where the new
leaves develop), the plants branch out and become denser, which in this
case, turns thousands of individual grass plants into a tightly woven
turf or a lawn. If you didn’t mow at all, your yard would look more like
a prairie than a lawn. But the mere act of mowing isn’t what makes a
lawn look good. Mowing height and mowing frequency determine how healthy
and attractive your lawn looks. After all, cutting a lawn is stressful
for the grass. The leaves make the food for the roots — and how would
you like it if someone kept cutting off your food? Most grasses have a
range of recommended mowing heights. Stay at the upper end of that range
when the lawn is under stressful conditions, such as hot weather or
drought, or if you have a shady lawn. In cooler weather, you can cut the
grass a little lower.

Proper Mowing:

Follow the
one-third rule. For a thriving lawn, never cut away more than one-third
of the grass blade in any one mowing. If the grass “gets ahead of you”
because of wet weather or your busy schedule, move up the cutting height
of your mower to the highest possible setting and mow. If clippings are
too long and heavy, even at that cutting height, catch them with the
bagging unit or clean up after mowing with a leaf rake. Then move the
cutting height back to your normal range and cut the lawn again a few
days after that first mowing.

Landscape maintenance means keeping
your lawn sculpted, well groomed, and most importantly, healthy.
Moreover, it will enhance the aesthetic, as well as financial value of
your home. Maintaining your landscape protects the substantial
investment you’ve made. We recommend that your landscape be cared for a
minimum of three times a year: Spring, Mid-Summer, and Fall.

with all living things, proper nutrition is a key to better appearance
and health. Having a properly fertilized and watered lawn means much
better health to avoid the stresses that we experience in the Summer
months. A healthy lawn will help ‘choke out’ the unwanted weeds as well.

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