Lawn Care Tips 101

Scott's Landscapes Mowing TipsMowing your grass correctly is one of the easiest ways to maintain a healthy, lush lawn.

Regardless of the type of mower you use, make sure your mower’s blades are sharp. Mowing with dull blades tears the grass and can result in an uneven cut, brown edges, and more susceptibility to pest problems. We recommend that you never cut more than one third of the total length of the grass shaft.

Don’t mow too short. Short or scalped lawns are less disease resistant and have a root system that is shallow. Shallow roots lead to grass that’s less able to handle periods of drought.

Ditch the bag! Mulching and leaving the clippings lay on your lawn provides a quarter of needed nutrients.

Ditch that bag. Leaving grass clippings on the lawn provide almost a quarter of the needed nutrients your lawn needs. Use a good mulching mower with sharp blades and you’ll save some time and feed your lawn at the same time. You’ll also save money on lawn bags. Don’t have a mulching mower? Shop for a mulching blade for your mower and convert easily. You can get a plug for the grass chute too so you don’t spray clippings out.