How to mow your yard. A Rebuttal of a Consumer Reports Article

When mowing, only remove 1/3 of the leaf tissue.  Which means for tall fescue that you want to maintain at 3.5 inches high, never let it grow higher than 4.6" before you mow it.

I’ve been getting a few questions about a article in the recent Consumer Reports magazine. The article was written to help homeowners save time and reduce their workload in maintaining their landscape. The article had some good tips. But I need to clarify one of the tips that was presented regarding the 1/3 rule of . . . → Read More: How to mow your yard. A Rebuttal of a Consumer Reports Article

From the email bag, Stop watering and stop mowing?

Here’s another email, I received recently,

Hey Rodney, We are having a discussion around here as to best practices with watering and drought stressed lawn.

We have customers who have sprinkler systems and have been watering their usual 3 day per week and their lawns are still going dormant with this heat. They are calling . . . → Read More: From the email bag, Stop watering and stop mowing?

Study Says Mowing the Lawn Will Calm You Down, Boost Your Memory

This info is via an article published Aug 27, 2009 at FoxNews. But it helps support the benefits of healthy grass to people and the environment.

Had a particularly stressful day at work? Go home and mow your lawn.

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Cool-season Lawns: How Low Should You Go?

Should you mow your lawn short in the spring? . . . → Read More: Cool-season Lawns: How Low Should You Go?