When To Stop Mowing
Day time temperatures are steadily dropping and fall is steadily approaching. The thought of not having to drag out the mower and argue about whose turn it is to the cut the grass is slowly creeping in. Let me stop you right here.
Right now is the perfect climate for your lawn. The air is cooler, rain is more frequent, and the sun is less harsh. Your lawn, it’s still GROWING. Which means…it still needs cutting. Regardless of the temperature outside, as long as your grass is growing, it needs to be mowed. So…when is it the correct time to stop mowing? Mowing season my last until December. However, some adjustments to your lawn mower will need to be made in the near future.
October is the time to start adjusting your lawn mower blade. Do not lower your blade all at once. This needs to be a gradual process. Lower your lawn mower blade by one notch each cut. The goal is to have your blade on the lowest setting for the last 1-2 cuts of the season. The grass should be so short that it cannot lay over when the snow piles up. This will help prevent snow mold damage during the winter months.
To Seed Or Not To Seed
Now is the time to seed. Proper seed selection is critical for a successful turf repair. Many people ask what kind of seed to buy. Brookside’s vehicles are stocked with 10lb. bags of high quality (50/50 Kentucky Blue Grass & Perennial Rye Grass) blend. The cost of seed is $3.29/lb. plus tax (10lb. and 50lb bags are available). Call 888.701.LAWN to get yours today.