Correct Lawnmowing And Grass Types
Finding out about the right lawnmowing techniques and relevant grass types can give you a much healthier and more attractive lawn. Depending on what climate and location you live in, there can be a large difference. So you need to be able to apply local variables to ensure correct lawnmowing and keeping weed formation to a minimum – which allows longer times between mowing. The reason that grass types determine how you mow is because grass grows from the crown.
A broader thicker growth is achieved by cutting to the correct height for that grass. If it gets too tall or is cut back too short, it will affect how much the roots are exposed to sunlight and water. Therefore whether it is affected unduly by the heat in summer or receives enough water. This influences how much fullness you get and also vulnerability to invading weeds.
There are types of comprar grama which are more drought-tolerant and others which go dormant at certain times of the year. Winter ryegrass might remain greener into the colder months in temperate climates, but be vulnerable to browning off in warm or hot climates for example. To learn about the right lawnmowing techniques and appropriate grass type for your particular region, it is pretty easy to find online or from any local garden shop.
As a brief guide, you should be aware the correct lawnmowing height is all important. For example Fescue Buffalo grass, Blue Grama and Bahia grass should be cut to 2-3 inches or 5-8cm. Whereas Bermuda, common grass seed mix and Zoysia grass should be no more than 1-2 inches or 3-5cm. Kentucky Bluegrass and Ryegrasses will be ok when cut to 1½ to 2½ inches or 4-6cm, so you can see that different grasses have different mowing requirements for full growth.
But there are several techniques common to all lawns; you should always bag your grass clippings for use as organic compost. This is because dry clipping build-up can suffocate the roots. Regularly change your mowing pattern to encourage the lawn to grow upward instead of always in the same direction.
This can be done by mowing across on one occasion, mowing up and down the next, and finally mowing diagonally. By changing these patterns around, you will help stop the grass being constantly pushed into the same shape and direction. The thicker you can get your grass growing, the more resistant to invasion by weeds or susceptible to disease and pests it will become. In turn this will reduce your overheads on weedkillers, pesticide, fertilizer and lawn re-seeding.