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As North Texas lawns adjust to the increasing summer heat, you as a homeowner may be trying to figure out a good mowing schedule for your lawn. In this article, Lawn Connections looks at the best moving schedule for your lawn and why it works best.
It’s important to keep the right grass length to maintain a healthy and stress-free lawn. The grass should be taller during the summer months in North Texas, which will allow for deeper root growth and cover from the sun. The insulation also allows for the soil to maintain its moisture better. The general rule of thumb is to keep the grass around 3 inches tall.
Mind the Height
At the same time, it is also important not to let the grass get too long. The heat and drought are already tough and stressful on your yard. Removing more than 1/3 of the leaf blade height at one time can do damage to your grass. It’s also important to cut the grass with a nice sharp blade. Dull blades shred the tops of the blades of grass and leave them susceptible to disease.
Another important aspect of mowing for the health of your North Texas lawn is the mulch that is produced afterward. The mulch should be spread throughout your yard evenly. This mulch helps retain moisture and returns nutrients to the grass and soil. This also ties in with maintaining the proper mowing schedule and grass height. If the grass gets too tall, then the amount of mulch produced could smother the grass, similar to fallen tree leaves in the late fall and winter.
Work with Lawn Connections
Call our experienced professionals at Lawn Connections (817) 769-6950 to learn more about your ideal mowing schedule for your North Texas lawn. We look forward to hearing from you.