Slowly cutting your grass shorter will allow the lawn to winter well without the shock of being cut all off at once. The proper cutting technique requires that you do not take off more than one-third of the grass blade during a single mowing. People refer to this as the one-third rule. You might look forward to nice deep snow fall but your grass does not. If you cut the grass incorrectly you could set your lawn up for snow mold and allowing little critters to stay in the lawn for warmth.. A few tips for how to cut grass for winter to have a beautiful green lawn in the Spring.
Last Cut Before Winter; How Low Should You Mow?
Cut your lawn to possibly the shortest height you have all season. The ideal height is around 2 1/2 inches. Cut it too low and the grass might not be long enough to photosynthesize and provide nutrients to the roots. Too high and the frost might become matted after a snowfall.
6 Things You Must Do To Your Lawn Before Winter
- Mow the lawn to 21/2 inches
- Aerate. Fall and spring are the most beneficial times to aerate your lawn.
- Fertilize. Most lawn care experts agree, if you are going to fertilize your lawn just once a year, do it in the fall. …
- Clear the leaves. …
- Fill in bald patches. …
- Preempt weeds.
Once you have taken care of everything that needs to be done during the fall you will be ready to enjoy a nice cozy winter indoors with your family before lawn care season begins again in the spring.
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