10 Important Facts About Your Grass

  • Written by: Killingsworth Environmental
  • September 26, 2017

Know These Facts About Your Grass

  1. The best time to cut your grass is when it is dry. Moisture will weigh it down, causing the lawn to be slippery, and sometimes even causing disease.
  2. The ideal mowing height for your lawn depends on the type of grass you have and it’s growing conditions. Make sure you first understand your lawn, before you start any maintenance plan, in order to keep it healthy.
  3. Do you use salt to melt ice in the winter? If so, this could be the cause of those ugly brown patches in your lawn. Salt damages grass, so avoid it if possible!
  4. Not enough fertilizer or too much fertilizer can kill your grass. We suggest fertilizing your grass twice a year, preferably once in the spring and once in the fall.
  5. Take your lawn mower in for a tune-up twice a year. Cutting your grass with dull blades will cause nutrient deficiencies and slow its growth.
  6. Natural weed killers are your best option! You can even make your own concoction if you’re a DIY fanatic. But pesticides, herbicides, and any other related chemicals can poison your lawn if not managed correctly, so be careful.
  7. Don’t water your lawn during the hottest hours of the day. Before the water can be absorbed, it will evaporate. The best time to water is early morning or late evening.
  8. Don’t hold the purse strings too tight when it comes to your grass seeds. High quality grass seed is worth the investment in the long run.
  9. Grass clippings provide your lawn with rich soil and nourishes your grass, so don’t bag it up if you want a healthy and green yard!
  10. Falling leaves can suffocate your lawn and cause diseases. Gently use a lawn rake to remove dead moss and thatch, or try some of these other ways clean up your leaves.

And that’s it, folks! We hope you enjoyed these 10 grassy facts! Ask us any questions you have about lawn care, or contact us for our lawn care services. Go ahead and browse our current offers to see how you can get your Killingsworth today. 

For more lawn care tips, tricks and checklists, check out our Lawn Care Workbook!

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