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As we begin to wrap up the maintenance season, you may have noticed that your grass is shorter than usual. As a best practice, we drop our mowing height to approximately 2.5 inches leading into winter. This final mowing can be the most important cut of the year for your lawn, simply because the way you go about it will determine your lawn’s resilience and ability to resist diseases throughout the winter months ahead.
To prevent flopping/bending. If grass blades are left too long, they can flop over and provide too much shade to surrounding grass plants. This leads to a lack of photosynthesis and less “food” made for your lawn. This affects how well your grass comes out of dormancy next spring.
To prevent matting. When grass becomes top-heavy, it clumps together and provides a breeding ground for winter fungal diseases like snow mold.
To prevent damage. Short turf stands up like a wire brush, making it stiffer and better able to resist snow and ice damage.
Here are some fascinating ways in which nature positively impacts our physical and mental health, providing you with even more reasons to invest in your outdoor space.
You may think those wiggly worms in your soil are helping your garden, but not so fast. Some species of earthworms, such as the Jumping Worm, can negatively impact soil and plant health.
Landscaping is the most natural way to keep your home cool in the summer and warmer in the winter.