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Mowing Your Grass in the Fall

October 29, 2015 by Kirsten Johnson

The leaves are falling so its time to start thinking about what you need to do to get your lawn ready for winter. Mowing is an important job that, if done correctly, can help reduce the amount of snow mold (brown spots) you have in your lawn when the snow melts next spring. How to Mow Your Lawn to Prepare it for Winter Once the grass growth slows down, continue to mow your lawn each week like you normally would . Each week youll be able to lower your cutting height a little bit so that youre always removing 1/4 - 1/3 of the grass blade. Do this until the lawn is about 2 - 2.5 inche tall and continue to mow at that height for as long as the grass is actively growing. Continuing to mow your lawn so that it is short (but not scalped) over the winter, will help prevent snow mold come spring time. How to Adjust Your Lawn Mower Cutting Height Most mowers allow you to adjust the height of each wheel. If you raise the wheel, you lower the cutting deck and as a result, get a shorter cutting

Posted in Fall Mowing, Lawn Tips, Organic, Natural Lawn

Brown Spots on Your Lawn

August 26, 2015 by Alec McClennan

Do You Have Brown Spots on Your Lawn? Your Yard May Have Brown Patch Fungus Disease! Brown spots in your grass are unsightly and very discouraging to proud yard owners. Believe it or not, this phenomenon is not normally from dried-out grass that you forgot to water.Indeed, the culprit youre most likely encountering is Brown Patch fungus, a lawn disease that can start for several reasons and tends to be prolific in the hot, humid months of summertime. The resulting irregular brown patches all over your lawn make it look like your yard is dying, when in fact most lawns recover completely when fall returns with cooler weather. A fungal organism is the culprit behind Brown Patch disease. An illustration of what Brown Patch fungus does to grass blades. Improper watering, heavy thatch and poor grasses can all allow Brown Patch disease to thrive on your lawn. Remember, most often your brown spots in grasses are not due to under-watering but instead to the Brown Patch fungus! Contact

Posted in Brown Spots, Lawn, Organic, Lawn Care, Fungus

Seeding and Watering Guidelines

August 26, 2015 by Alec McClennan

New Lawn (Renovation) Watering Guidelines The most important thing to remember for your new lawn to succeed is to KEEP IT WATERED. Week 1 2 Watering Guidelines Keep your lawn wet for the first two weeks by watering each area daily. It should feel moist and not dried out. Morning or afternoon watering is best, but evening is ok if necessary until grass germinates. Manual Sprinkler You can leave the sprinkler in one place for up to three hours but move it if you see water running off the lawn or big puddles. Automatic Sprinkler System Start with 30 minutes per zone and run through the zones multiple times per day as needed to keep the lawn wet. If you see puddles or washout, decrease the amount of time per zone and increase the number of times you run through the zones daily. Weeks 3 4 Watering Guidelines Increase youre watering time per area by 50% but cut back to watering every other day. Water in the morning or afternoon, not the evening. Manual Sprinkler Soak each area of

Posted in Watering, Seeding, Guidelines, Lawn Care, Organic
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