When Do I Need To Start Lawn Mowing Again?
As winter wraps up, you will quickly find yourself back in the lawn mowing business. What people often forget is that the cold winter months can take a toll on your yard, meaning that you will need to give it some extra attention at the beginning of spring. So before you get back to lawn mowing, it is important to know what shape your yard is in and when you should even get back to lawn mowing. In today’s Nixa Lawn Service blog, we will look at when the best time to start mowing your lawn again is and what shape your yard should be in before you start.
When Should I Mow?
This is actually the easiest question of all when it comes to lawn mowing. Deciding when to get the lawnmower back out isn’t about waiting for a certain time or temperature. Rather, it’s just about watching your yard and waiting for the grass to get tall enough to cut. And while this may seem like an easy step, and therefore a non-important one, it is actually very important to wait until your grass gets tall enough.
As we said in the beginning, your yard will be more delicate at the beginning of spring than it will be in the middle of May or June. One fruit of this is a disease, which comes when you injure your grass by cutting it when it is too short. Most experts recommend waiting until your grass is at least 2 inches tall before getting back into lawn mowing.
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How Do I Prepare My Lawn For Mowing?
Getting your yard fertilized and defended against weeds and crabgrass is usually the first step of preparing for lawn mowing. These are typically the first things that homeowners do as spring approaches because they take the longest to develop and are temperature-dependent. By that, we mean that if you don’t get certain chemicals down before soil temperatures reach a certain level, they won’t do what they are supposed to do.
What Shouldn’t I Do To Prepare My Lawn For Mowing
There are a few things that you should avoid (like cutting your grass too soon, as we discussed above) but the biggest thing is watering your grass too early. The impulse, especially for someone who is excited about spring and just can’t wait anymore, is to bust out the watering hose and go to town because water helps the grass grow, right? Well, yes, but not exactly. Experts recommend waiting until the temperatures rise a bit because it forces the grass’ roots down deeper.
Choose Nixa Lawn Service For Your Lawn Mowing Needs
While many of you get excited at the prospect of having lawn mowing to do in the spring, others of you may not. For those of you who don’t want to mow your lawn this spring, why not let Nixa Lawn Service do it for you? Contact us at (417) 724-0318 or visit our website for all of your lawn mowing needs.