A GARDEN expert revealed why the length you cut your lawn is the secret to the healthiest grass.
By mowing your lawn shorter when the weather gets colder, you can keep your lawn healthier all year round, the gardening professional said.
Your gardening habits should change with the different demands of the seasons.
Phil Dwyer of Scott’s R&D team said you should start dropping your mower blade in late fall, The Delite reported.
By trimming your lawn an inch or two shorter, you can keep your grass healthy and unmatted.
“Continue to mow shorter until your grass stops growing in early winter when both you and your lawn go into hibernation mode,” Dwyer said.
“Go a little deeper for the last mow.”
This comes as we unveiled more lawn care tips to help you grow thicker, healthier grass.
Marc Kerr, co-founder of UK subscription lawn care brand So&Mo, spoke to The Express and revealed it has everything to do with how often you mow the lawn.
He begins by explaining that while some green-fingered homeowners may be tempted to trim the blades really short every once in a while, it’s best to opt for a more even, smaller cut.
“The secret to an established lawn is to mow little and often,” he explained. “The warmer the weather gets, the better you can trim regularly.
“Every three to four days will encourage the grass to grow denser and healthier.”
He also notes that being aware of how much grass you’re cutting each time will help minimize the likelihood of scalping.
The gardening expert explains that you encounter this when your grass is cut short enough that the blades of grass are showing.
As a result, the grass may see less sun, increasing the likelihood of a brown lawn.
Instead, the expert says blades of grass are left standing long enough to attract energy from the sun to ensure they grow fat and healthy.
“On the first cut, set the blades to the highest setting and be careful not to remove more than a third of the blade of grass at a time,” he explained.
And when mowing, the gardening expert suggests leaving just one spot unmoved and applying a wildflower mix to attract pollinators.
“Natural grass is a habitat for birds, bees and the planet,” he added. “Pollinators need green space for their ecosystem to thrive.”
This is because this gardening pro revealed the exact length of the grass on your lawn when you mow it.
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