Lawn Care Recommendations To Keep Your Lawn Looking Its Best

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The way to get a great looking lawn is with the right care and maintenance on a regular basis, paying attention to your lawn and its condition. Along with regular watering and weed control, your lawn is a growing and living organism and needs to be trimmed properly to avoid damage to its structure and put it at risk of stress. Here are some recommendations to help you get your lawn and its appearance in great shape for the whole year.

Pay Attention to Timing

When you look at your lawn's growth through the summer, you may be tempted to put off its mowing until you get around to it on the weekend or every other weekend if you plan to be away from home. However, neglecting your lawn can harm your lawn's health with an irregular mowing schedule. First off, when your lawn grows too long, the blades will begin to grow up and over your sprinklers so they cannot reach all the areas of your lawn. And when your lawn gets too long it will lay over itself and smother the plant's roots, preventing moisture and sunlight from reaching the full plant. 

Plan to mow your lawn once a week and more frequently if your lawn's growth spikes after heavy rains or a recent application of fertilizer. The reason for this timing is because you don't want to trim off more than one-third of the lawn's length when you mow. And you don't want the lawn to get too long, for this will require you to mow your lawn at a longer length, then repeat the mowing a couple of days later to trim it to its appropriate height without stressing out the plant too much. 

Then, always be sure to mow your lawn in the evening. This is the best time to mow your lawn because it is not during the heat of the day and there is no morning dew on your lawn, which can cause the lawn to clump together when you mow it. Just make sure you mow your lawn on a day that you have not watered your lawn so it is as dry as possible.

Use the Right Tools

Mowing your lawn with the right tools is just as important as the frequency with which you mow. Your mower blades need to be kept sharp so your lawn gets a smooth trim. Dull mower blades will actually shred the ends of the grass blades, giving them the appearance of being dried out and brown. 

Use a weed eater or edger to trim the edges of your lawn and around trees, fence posts, and other items that prevent your mower from reading the lawn. This will keep your lawn looking trimmed and neat and improve its appearance. If you are short on time, consider hiring professionals for lawn mowing services in your area.

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