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2740 N Boeing St, Idaho Falls, ID 83401
AND
372 ID-39, Blackfoot, ID 83221

 
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Lawn Mowing


Why is it Important to Mow Your Lawn?

Mowing your lawn is important for several reasons:


  1. Aesthetic Appeal: A well-manicured lawn enhances the appearance of your home or property, making it look more attractive and inviting. Regular mowing keeps the grass at an even height, giving your lawn a neat and uniform look.


  1. Promotes Healthy Growth: Mowing your lawn at the right height and frequency promotes healthy grass growth. When you mow the grass, you remove the tips of the blades, which stimulates the growth of new shoots and leaves. This leads to a denser, healthier lawn.


  1. Prevents Weeds and Pests: Unmowed lawns can become a breeding ground for weeds and pests. Mowing your lawn regularly can prevent the growth of weeds by removing their tops before they have a chance to seed. It also removes any hiding places for pests, making it easier to spot and control infestations.


  1. Improves Air Circulation: When grass is allowed to grow too tall, it can create a thick mat that prevents air and sunlight from reaching the soil. Mowing the lawn helps to thin out the grass, allowing air and sunlight to penetrate the soil and promote healthy root growth.



How Often Should I Mow my Lawn?

The frequency at which you should mow your lawn depends on several factors, including the type of grass you have, the season, and the weather conditions in your area. However, as a general rule, you should aim to mow your lawn once a week during the growing season, which is typically from spring to fall.


If you have warm-season grass, such as Bermuda or Zoysia, you may need to mow more frequently during the peak growing season. These types of grasses grow more quickly and require more frequent mowing, typically every 5-7 days.


If you have cool-season grass, such as Kentucky Bluegrass or Fescue, you may be able to mow less frequently, especially during periods of hot, dry weather. In general, you should avoid cutting more than one-third of the height of your grass blades in a single mowing session, as this can stress the grass and damage its root system.


It's also important to adjust your mowing schedule based on weather conditions. During periods of drought or heat stress, you may need to mow less frequently or raise the cutting height of your mower to help your lawn retain moisture. On the other hand, during periods of heavy rain, you may need to mow more frequently to prevent the grass from becoming too tall and clumping together.


Ultimately, the best way to determine the optimal mowing schedule for your lawn is to pay attention to how quickly your grass is growing and adjust your mowing frequency accordingly.

Do I Need to Bag and Remove the Clippings When I Mow?

No, you don't necessarily need to bag the clippings when you mow your lawn. In fact, leaving the grass clippings on your lawn can actually be beneficial for your lawn's health and the environment.


Grass clippings are a natural source of nitrogen, which is an essential nutrient for healthy lawn growth. When you leave the clippings on your lawn, they decompose over time, releasing nitrogen back into the soil. This can help to reduce the need for additional fertilizer and improve the overall health of your lawn.


Leaving grass clippings on your lawn also helps to reduce waste and save time. Bagging and disposing of grass clippings takes extra effort and can contribute to landfill waste. By leaving the clippings on your lawn, you can save time and energy while also benefiting your lawn's health.


However, there are some situations where bagging the clippings may be necessary, such as if your lawn is overgrown or if you have excessive thatch buildup. In these cases, bagging the clippings can help to prevent them from smothering the grass and interfering with healthy growth.


Ultimately, whether or not you should bag your grass clippings depends on the specific needs of your lawn. If you're unsure what's best for your lawn, consult with a lawn care professional.

When is the best Time to Mow my Lawn?

The best time to mow your lawn is in the late afternoon or early evening, when the grass has had time to dry out from the morning dew or any watering you may have done earlier in the day. Mowing wet grass can cause the clippings to clump together, which can lead to uneven cuts and potential damage to your lawn.

 

In addition to avoiding mowing wet grass, it's also best to avoid mowing during the hottest part of the day, as this can stress the grass and make it more susceptible to damage. Mowing during the early morning or late afternoon allows the grass to recover from the stress of being cut before the heat of the day sets in.

 

It's also important to avoid mowing your lawn during periods of drought or heat stress, as this can further stress the grass and damage its root system. If your lawn is experiencing drought conditions, consider raising the cutting height of your mower to help your lawn retain moisture.

 

Finally, it's important to pay attention to local noise ordinances and mowing regulations in your area. Many communities have restrictions on when and how often you can mow your lawn, so be sure to check with your local government or homeowner's association for guidelines.

 

Overall, the best time to mow your lawn is when the grass is dry and the weather is mild, typically in the late afternoon or early evening.

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  • Two store locations:
    2740 N Boeing St, Idaho Falls, ID 83401
    AND
    372 ID-39, Blackfoot, ID 83221
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