Change your mowing height as fall progresses

It’s the time of year when the leaves are turning and you may begin to wonder when you should mow your lawn for the last time this year. Actually, now is the time to start planning for your final mowing.   You’ll want your grass to be short by the time of the first frost so the base of the grass can receive as much sun exposure as possible. Getting to that lowerthan usual height should be gradual to reduce the stress on the grass plant.  Begin the process by lowering your mower blade by 1/3” each time you mow until you reach a well-cropped height (not below 2 ½ in).   Make sure your mower blade is clean and sharp for the best results. Now is also the time for fall fertilization and aeration to help prepare your lawn for winter and to set it up for a healthy rebirth in the spring.  Need some advice?  Give us a call today!