Gardening is no piece of cake, and so isn’t keeping your grass green all season. Many people have this misconception that the ground does not need much attention as the plants and bushes but let me stop you right there. If your grass is not green or has un-trimmed sharp brown edges, the entire lawn puts the mood off. Luckily, here we present to you tips and hints to when and how you should cut your grass to keep the whole lawn happily vibrant.
How to mow?
When you make your mind to mow the lawn, always make a few compulsory practices in mind. Most importantly, do not intend to cut more than one-third of your grass blade. This practice or else ends up stressing the grass deeper into the roots, preventing healthy re-growth. Grass that turns brown or yellow is a clear indication that it was cut too short in one go. You may, however, reach your desired length by mowing your lawn over the weeks through slowly decreasing the blade height of your mower.
You should keep the blades of your lawn mower very sharp as these would provide a smooth cut and require less power. The less power will benefit the lawn as the grass wouldn’t be under much strain during being cut. Avoid using a lawn mower that is a huge riding one because the weight and huge tires may end up harming the grass and soil instead.
Mowing in different weather conditions
A few of the major things to keep in mind during mowing your lawn are the weather conditions at the time. The basic natural elements the grass needs to grow healthy are sunlight, the optimum temperature for growth (6 Celsius) water and soil of course. Due to these being readily provided during the summer, the grass intends to grow out faster during the hot summer days than the cold gray ones.
The length of your grass defines its need to be cut or not. It also depends upon you whether you like your grass longer or short during whichever season. You can always check the desirability by being barefoot in the lawn and agree or disagree with the result. During the warm summer days, you may need to mow the lawn ever 3rd day and during the less-warmer time of the summer, every 2nd week. However, the frequency at which you mow your lawn may even gradually come to a halt in the winter season.
Another technique also suggests keeping the grass longer in extreme cold or hot weather in order to protect the soil. In winters, the long grass leaves provide the soil with heat through insulation whereas, in extremely hot conditions, the longer grass leaves provide the soil with shade from the sunlight, voiding water loss through evaporation.
To sum up, lawn maintenance requires a proper mowing schedule depending upon your areas weather conditions. For a greener and healthier grass, the above-mentioned aspects must be kept in mind whatsoever.