Mowing and Irrigating Like a Pro

A healthy lawn starts with two things: healthy lawn care practices and proper Burlington inground irrigation. These are easier to accomplish than you may think. With Nutri-Lawn Burlington inground sprinkler systems and tips for mowing from the pros, you'll be well on your way to having a healthy, green lawn for summer enjoyment. Read on for the inside information from Nutri-Lawn Burlington.

Install smart irrigation
Before you do anything, you want to make sure your lawn is getting irrigated in such a way that will be effective and efficient. Your Nutri-Lawn Burlington inground sprinkler systems should be so scheduled so that certain rules apply.

First rule: always water in the early morning. If you water your lawn at night, your grass won't be able to soak up the water from your Burlington inground irrigation quick enough to prevent pooling. When water is allowed to sit on your grass all night without evaporating, it breeds diseases.

Instead, when your Nutri-Lawn Burlington inground sprinkler systems run in the early morning, the temperature is cool enough to allow the water to absorb while the nearing dawn will bring heat to evaporate the excess of the water.

Second rule: provide 1 inch of water every 5 to 7 days. This infrequent, deep watering will encourage a deep root structure in your lawn, which then strengthens your grass. To help keep this schedule without overwatering due to rain, consider one of the smart systems offered by Nutri-Lawn Burlington. 

Cut happier heights
The height of your grass is another major determining factor of the health of your lawn. Nutri-Lawn Burlington recommends a lawn with a height anywhere between 2.5 and 3 inches. If you mow your lawn any shorter, you run the risk of it not having enough shade to protect the soil and blades from being dried out in the sun. If you mow your lawn much longer, you're giving too much shade, and allowing too much water to sit on the surface of your lawn.

As with Burlington inground irrigation, you'll want to mow your lawn only once every 5 to 7 days in order to keep it healthy. Like the hair on your head, it needs time to grow before it can be trimmed. Yet, it also shouldn't be allowed to grow too long for fear of it sapping resources.

Make peace with grass mulch
Many homeowners bag clippings to avoid the "unsightly" mess that is grass trimmings following a good mow. However, these visually unappealing additions to your lawn are extremely appealing to your grass roots. These little bundles of organic matter are packed full of nitrogen and water, which, when allowed to remain and decompose on your lawn, fertilize your grass. When compiled with existing fertilizer treatments, you're set to have one wonderfully green lawn.

If you choose to do this, you're getting a free fertilizer package. But make sure to spread the clippings around so that they don't bunch in one area. Also make sure that they are decomposing as fast as you are mowing. If last week's layer of clippings are still there, it may be best to bag for the week to avoid adding too thick a layer. A dense layer of clippings will produce thatch, which will suffocate your grass and prevent your Burlington inground irrigation from reaching your soil.

Are you ready to get started on a great Nutri-Lawn Burlington lawn care program? Receive your free quote today.