Episode #38 | Original Air Date: April 22, 2020
Healthy lawns depend on mowing.
When mowing, remove no more than one-third of the leaf blade. Cutting too much can damage the grass and leave it susceptible to disease, insects, and drought.
Before you begin mowing, pick up rocks, sticks, and other debris to prevent injury to you and your mower. Sharpen your mower blade frequently, and mow in a different direction every time.
Don’t mow your grass when it’s wet, and make sure to mow at the highest recommended height for your type of turf. Mowing high encourages deeper rooting, which helps grass survive dry periods.
Leave the clippings on the lawn to help recycle nutrients to the soil.
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