The deluge of water and wind have passed. As the sun returns and the lawn dries out, we need to clean up the yard and mow again. It’s a perfect time to talk about Autumn mowing, leaves and winter weeds.
If I had to pick one piece of advice that fits everyone in the pursuit of a nice lawn, it would undoubtedly be how you mow your lawn! Mowing your lawn is, by far, one of the most important things to having a great lawn! We can do everything under the sun to your lawn from fertilizer and fungicides to fall seeding but, none of these will perform at their peak if the lawn isn’t properly mowed.
As we move deeper into fall, many of you have some nice new grass coming up from your fall seeding. By now, hopefully you have mowed a couple of times since your seeding. This will help your new seed send roots deep into the ground which is critical for the turf to survive the winter.
It’s important to remove leaves from your lawn as often as you can. Under layers of leaves, the tender new grass will easily suffocate from the lack of sunlight and oxygen. If you only have a few leaves, it’s okay to mulch them with your mower providing you can keep up and have a good sharp blade! If they are coming down faster than you can keep up, you’ll need to blow or rake and have them removed according to your local municipality. I recommend using a leaf blower versus a rake to avoid pulling the new roots out of the ground.
The last thing to worry about are the winter weeds. Well, the truth is, they really are nothing to worry about until spring. It’s better to let the new grass mature and deal with them in the spring. Remember, keep the traffic to a minimum on your new grass.
If you have any questions – please give us a call at 336-854-7999.
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