Laying turf in your lawn is one of the best ways to beautify your house. Proper installation of the turf is essential for a beautiful garden. But more than that, maintaining your lawn turf is what ensures that it is in top condition and adds to the aesthetics of the house. One of the most important aspects of lawn turf care is mowing, which when done in the right way, will keep your lawn healthy and the common diseases and weeds at bay. Here are a few tips you can use for mowing your new lawn turf.
Right time to mow
The first question that homeowners have is how soon after they install the turf should they start lawn care Atlanta services. You don’t have to wait too long after the laying the turf, like most people do. Mowing the turf should begin once the turf is rooted to the ground firmly, which could take from a few days to a couple of weeks, depending on the kind of turf you choose. But in the meantime, turf care should include watering the grass regularly and ensuring that there is adequate sunlight and food.
In spring and fall, when the growth is fast, the lawn should be mowed at least twice a week, and in summers, it should be mowed once every two weeks, as the growth is little. The frequency of mowing also goes down in winter when the growth is slow.
The right height
Once you find that the grass is firmly rooted, you should begin mowing. Understand that when you mow, the plant is stressed. So, be sure to cut no more than 1/3rd of the actual height of the grass and mow the lawn only when the ground is dry. Make sure that the mower’s blades are set to the right height and mow the lawn when the grass is 3 inches high in summer. In spring, mow the lawn when it reaches a height of 2.5 inches. In general, the ideal mowing height for lawn turf is between 25mm and 30 mm.
Grass clippings can be removed if you think that they are covering the grass and blocking the sunlight. Otherwise you can just let them be as they are nutrient-rich and can help in maintaining a healthy garden. However, they should be returned back to the turf in small quantities. If you wish, you can also remove the clippings entirely, as it does not deprive the grass of necessary nutrients anyway.