Mow Your Lawn the RIGHT Way: Lawn Care the Old Way


posted on June 15th, 2010 by Steve Schug

Are you really mowing your lawn the right way? Most people aren’t exceptionally fond of this lawn maintenance task, but if you do it the right way, you can enjoy a nice lawn. All About Lawns gives us a few mowing tips that can help to keep the quality of your grass looking great while still saving time.

Don’t Cut Your Grass Too Short

Cutting your grass to short can help destroy it by making it vulnerable to weeds and insects. You are going to want to keep your blade sharp, too. Dull blades can destroy the grass shaft. One rule of thumb: never cut more than 1/3 of the grass height.

Cut at Appropriate Times

Spring is the time for most grass cutting, which would be about once a week, depending on your personal preferences. During warm weather, grass should be cut a few times a month. Don’t over water; it can help cut down on growth.

Leave Lawn Clippings

This is a key time saver. Don’t waste time with bagging grass. Leaving the clippings on your lawn will help nutrition of your lawn. It can also help retain water so that you don’t have to spend as much time watering it.

Zoysia: The Solution

You could maintain your lawn using the tips we just gave you, or you could invest in zoysia.

Grass maintenance for zoysia is pretty simple. You will spend less time mowing your lawn (about two-thirds less time, to be exact) because of the very nature of zoysia grass, although you do want to keep the general rule of thumb in mind. You won’t ever have to use fertilizers or pesticides, and you will rarely have to water.

Which sounds better to you?

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5 Responses to “Mow Your Lawn the RIGHT Way: Lawn Care the Old Way”

  1. How To: Compost Your Grass Clippings | The Zoysia Farm Nurseries Blog Says:

    August 26th, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    [...] If all goes well, you will have a nice layer of compost at the bottom of your bin. Find out more about composting, or read more about maintaining your Zoysia lawn the right way. [...]

  2. Dethatching Your Zoysia Lawn | The Zoysia Farm Nurseries Blog Says:

    November 4th, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    [...] more about fertilizing, mowing, watering needs, and other lawn care tips for your Zoysia [...]

  3. Dale Baynes Says:

    May 16th, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    put in zoysia sod just before winter this is the first spring, and the grass still has some spots that havent turned green yet is this normal,and should i be mowing with a real type mower insted of a rider.

  4. admin Says:

    June 9th, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    It is common for some spots not to green up but the green areas will spread to fill in the brown spots. Give it time, zoysia does everything slowly. In regard to your mower question, any mower will work as long as the blade is sharp.

  5. Caring for Your Zoysia Lawn: The Fall Season | The Zoysia Farm Nurseries Blog Says:

    August 3rd, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    [...] well when treated with the right care. By following the plan for watering, fertilizing, mowing, weeding, and maintaining a clean lawn, your Zoysia will develop into a beautiful and inviting [...]

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