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Lawn Care Tips
Mowing



Mow your lawn at 3-3 ½ inches and do not cut off more than 1/3 of the blade


Routinely sharpen your mower blades to prevent tearing of the grass, which causes extra stress on your lawn
Do not mow in hot dry weather

Watering

One inch of total moisture per week is adequate in cool weather
In hot weather, two inches of moisture per week


As you increase the frequency of watering, decrease the volume and do not water to the point of saturation


Watering in the late evening can promote fungal disease so always water early enough for the grass to dry before nightfall

Other Lawn Care Tips



Make sure you have a variety of grasses planted in your lawn because it gives you a broader spectrum of disease resistance


A thick healthy lawn discourages crabgrass and other weeds from germinating
The best time to seed or over-seed your lawn is in the fall



Aerate or de-thatch your lawn every spring because too much thatch restricts water, oxygen, and nutrients from reaching the roots


Keep your trees trimmed to allow more sunlight to reach your grass


Nitrogen must be replaced several times a year to maintain color because it is not held by the soil like phosphorus and potassium

Helpful Links

http://www.mda.state.mn.us/
 
 
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