Lawn Care Tips:
1. It is best for grass clippings to stay on the ground instead of bagging them. These clippings will provide extra food and nutrients to help the soil and encourage good growth.
2. Never mow the grass the same way each time. For a better looking lawn use different patterns when cutting. This will help the soil and promote irrigation.
3. Best time to plant seed is after dethatching and or aerating your lawn. This will let the seed into the soil and help with new growth.
4. Try not to dethatch or aerate in the spring or summer unless necessary as this will help promote weed growth. Best time is in the fall when the weed growth slows down.
5. You should trim No more than a third off the total length of your grass. Cutting to much would be to much to break down. This would lead to an over abundance of thatch.
6. If you mow your grass at a minimum height of about 2 1/2" to 3" it will be more tolerant, hold more moisture, so would need less water, and would be stressed less during a drought. This also helps choke out weeds.
7. Remove Leaves don't let them stay on the grass all winter. Your grass needs to breath. If not removed they will mat down and smother your lawn.