Part two of our series on lawn maintenance explores how often you should water as well as how often you should mow.
How Often Should I Mow My Lawn?
One of the best lawn maintenance tips we can offer regarding how often you should mow your lawn is to mow your lawn to the height you want, while at the same time, being aware of the requirements of your neighborhood. As a rule three inches high is a good, healthy height for grass. University studies seem to agree with this assessment. However, if you live in a HOA, check what their requirements are for the height of your grass.
You also want to make sure that you don’t cut your grass too short, or you’ll injure the plants. How often you should mow your lawn also depends on whether it’s summer or not. Summer is the season your grass grows, so you want to give it a bit of time to grow. Once every ten days is a good time frame for mowing your grass. But to keep your lawn healthy, it isn’t just about mowing, it’s about watering as well.
How Much Should I Water My Lawn?
Ok, while it is still spring, you can water your lawn once every week and you should be fine. However, keep an eye on the temperature. Once it starts getting really warm, you want to water your lawn every two to three days. Make sure that when you water your lawn, you do it after sunset or at least two hours before sunrise, or you are wasting water. If you water in the evening or very early morning,
So remember, everything has a time frame, even mowing and watering. Our next article about lawn maintenance tips explores some general lawn care.
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