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How Often Should My Lawn be Mowed?

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How Often Should My Lawn be Mowed?

When it comes to maintaining your home, the outside of your house is just as important as the inside. A well-maintained lawn and a fresh coat of paint can go a long way to make your home look inviting and attractive. These little touches show that you care for your home and the neighborhood in which you live.


But, if you don’t naturally have a green thumb, lawn care can be a little intimidating. You may have a lot of questions about when, where and how to mow and care for your lawn. Luckily, you have come to the right place. We have everything you should know before you take your lawn mower out for its next spin.

  1. 1. Time of Year

    If you live in a part of the world that experiences the four seasons, you have probably observed that your grass grows faster at some times than others. For people in these climates, they probably have to do more to care for their lawn in the warm spring and summer months, and less during the cooler winter and fall months. This means you will have to mow it more during those warmer seasons. However, just because your grass is not growing as rapidly, that doesn’t mean you get to neglect it. You should probably mow your lawn a few times when the weather is cold, too. If you live in a part of the world that experiences a heavy rainy season, that could also play a big factor in how often you mow.

  2. 2. Type of Grass

    All lawns are not created equal. There are all kinds of grasses and they don’t all grow at the same rate. Some grasses grow all year round, while others have a dormant period. Some need certain types of soil to grow in abundance. Others will happily grow anywhere. Team up with a landscaper who will help you determine the type of grass you have and how often it should be mowed.

  3. 3. Fertilization

    Just like you, your lawn needs a balanced diet to grow. That means you must provide it with a balanced fertilizer that has nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium. It’s likely that these elements can already be found in your lawn – but they may not all be there in the right amounts. It’s important that you test your soil first so that you know what kind of fertilizer you need. With the right kind of fertilizer, your lawn can grow healthy and strong. However, the wrong kind could leave your lawn looking haggard and brown.

  4. 4. Find a Landscaper With Pro Referral

    Put your lawn in the hands of a professional green thumb by hiring a lawn mowing service pro. All of the Pros in our network have been background checked and our in-house staff has verified their credentials and insurance coverage. Hiring a trusted Pro can give you the assurance the job will be done right, every step of the way.

  5. Good lawn care can make the difference between your home being the one everyone envies or the one the neighbor kids are afraid to play near. Grow a lush, green lawn by teaming up with a good professional today!

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