During colder seasons your lawn’s health still matters. Our Apple Valley Eco Landscape experts have put together some basic tips on lawn mowing and maintenance during these times.
Fall and Winter Lawn Mowing
In fall and winter, different types of grass require different care. Lawn mowing also depends on your climate zone during the cool seasons and what type of weather your region gets. If the temperatures have been warm then your warm season grass is unlikely to be dormant. Until you notice your lawn’s growth is slowing or your lawn begins browning, keep on mowing your warm season grass. Slow growth or browning is a sign that your lawn is heading into dormancy. If grass grows at a slow pace, it is time you to reduce the frequency of your lawn mowing. You may want to begin to lower your mower blade height. This is in order to ready your lawn for the winter based on your grass variety.
This is one of the most advantaged services that cool grasses such as Fescue can be provided. When your new seed germinates, it is important to stop mowing and give the new grass time to establish and develop. When your new seedlings reach 3-4″ tall you can begin mowing your lawn. So long as the risk of frost is low and as long as it continues to grow you can continue to mow your grass throughout the winter.
Fall and Winter Leaf Cleanup Recommendations
Take leaves and leaf removal into consideration during the fall and winter in addition to proper lawn mowing. You can mulch some of the leaves that fall right back into your grass to provide extra fertilizer if you are using a mulching mower. Regardless, you should not allow heavy leaf coverage to sit on your lawn for lengthy periods of time. This reduces the light obtained by your grass and also provides the ideal environment for the growth of fungus and mold. Our Apple Valley Eco Landscape experts recommend blowing or raking leaves off your lawn to later be collected or pushed into natural areas around your landscape.
To learn more about how we can help you plan out when you should stop mowing your lawn or to learn more about cleaning up leaves fill out our contact us form or call us at (405) 531-9105. If you’re too busy to complete this work, you can also use our lawn mowing and leaf cleanup services. Don’t forget to request your free consultation today!