Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Mowing Tips for Uxbridge, Oshawa, Whitby and Ajax

More frequent mowing may be needed
Your lawn should be cut to a height of 3”. More frequent mowing in Uxbridge, Oshawa, Whitby and Ajax may be needed in spring and fall, never removing more than 1/3 of the grass blade in one cutting. Removing too much of the blade length at one time stresses the grass and weakens your lawn in the Durham Ontairo Region. A longer lawn cutting height results in a stronger, deeper root system and shades the soil retaining moisture and prevents weed seeds from germinating.

Lawn mower blades should be kept razor sharp. A sharp blade makes a clean precise cut which seals quickly and helps resist diseases. A crisp cut is also easier to achieve on a dry lawn rather than a wet one. Try not to cut your lawn during the hottest part of the day. To maintain a razor sharp blade, it maybe necessary to have the blade sharpened multiple times each year. A sharp blade also reduces wear and tear on your lawn mower engine and will increase your mowers gas efficiency. Your cutting pattern should be altered each time as this will keep the grass blades growing straight and strong.

Grass clippings in Durham Ontario Region should be left on the lawn when mowing as it is a natural and environmentally friendly practice. Grass clippings are about 90% water by weight. Because they are high in protein they should be left on the lawn to decompose and add nutrients to the soil. The use of a mulching type mower is ideal for grass‑cycling as it cuts the clippings smaller and allows for quicker decomposition. Grass‑cycling also reduces waste and conserves landfill space in Uxbridge, Oshawa, Whitby and Ajax. It is only necessary to remove the clippings if they are long and will smother the lawn.

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