When your lawn snaps out of it dormancy, it will be quick to start growing and will need of some tender loving care. If you fertilized your lawn properly in the fall, then it will start growing as soon as the temperature hits around 65 degrees in the spring. Aside from getting a good soaking from spring rains, you lawn needs a little more fertilizers and a good first spring lawn mowing.
What, When and How?
Lawn mowing is not exactly a science and it is not exactly an art form. So what is it? Mowing the lawn in spring isn’t just about waiting until a specific length or time frame. It does requires monitoring the length of grass and waiting for it to reach the right height. To avoid injuring grass by cutting when it’s too short, which can lead to lawn disease. Following these steps can help you mow your grass at the appropriate time.
What time of the year to start mowing?
Starting in spring around March to start your lawn mowing with a high cut on preferably dry grass if possible.
When to Mow your Lawn?
When your grass blades reaches a height of 3 to 3.5 inches.
As temperature and growth increases frequency will increase with 2 weeks then 10 days then perhaps down to weekly mowing.
To maintain a lush, green and healthy lawn takes a little bit of work. Keeping your lawn irrigated and fed is always a priority, but some times you have to sew in additional seed and remove weeds. Following up with a fertilization schedule will keep you lawn thriving in extreme heat and severe cold. Hopefully this tips will help you with your lawns green growth.
Thanks for the advice. One of the things I enjoy about your blogs is that you are concise. You don’t waste three pages telling people what can be explained in a few paragraphs. When there is a need for additional information, you’ll provide the necessary details, but there is never any excess wordage where you wonder if the blogger is getting paid by the word. LOL. I’m glad I read this because I’m always perplexed as to just how much grass there should be before I tackle the first mowing.
I feel like a lot of people overlook things like this and this is why their lawns look so bad come mid summer. I spent a long time trying to get my lawn right and while I finally have it lush and green. I may sure to care for it properly every spring. This is information more home owners need to know about.