The secret to mowing your way to a beautiful lawn is mowing less, but not in the way you might think. Many homeowners believe that if they delay mowing until grass is overly long and then scalp it, they won’t need to mow again soon. That type of mowing will slowly kill your lawn. The secret to a healthy lawn with the least amount of cutting? Mow to maintain a consistent height throughout the growing season, the ideal height for your type of turf (learn that from your local extension office). Never remove more than one-third of a grass blade’s length at each mowing, and let clippings lie. In combination, these practices can help you tend a lush, low-maintenance lawn.
Keeping lawn edges neat along planting beds, paths and driveways doesn’t have to be a time-consuming nightmare. With proper lawn edging, you elevate the look of your yard by defining lines. Edging also makes garden beds look professional and polished. Lawn edging comes in variety of materials at a range of price points. Flexible steel edging scores as a top-of-the-line treatment that boasts durability and good looks. It’s maintenance free, and you can mow over it without damage.