Turf Care 101: Things
to Remember When
Watering and Mowing
Observing proper turf care is one of the
best ways to ensure a healthy and
No matter how resistant to diseases or
tolerant to drought your lawn is, it can still
become sick and unhealthy if you fail to
look after it for an extended period of
Watering and mowing are just some of the
basic tasks that you need to carry out
regularly to keep your lawn in good shape.
Here are some practical tips on how you
should do them.
According to experts, the lawn should be
thoroughly soaked with water if it has just
been laid out. Then, during the first week,
it should be watered daily for about 20
minutes in the evenings.
Lawn care experts believe that such a
practice will help the lawn turf develop a
strong and deep root system, which can
help ensure its longevity and durability.
During the first year of planting a new
lawn, it is advisable that you water your
lawn every two to four days, especially if
the days are a bit warmer.
In the cooler months, on the other hand,
turf care experts recommend watering
your lawn once every three to five days.
Always remember that like all species of
plants, your lawn needs water to survive.
So even if your chosen type of grass
requires less water as compared to other
types of lawn, it is still very important that
you water it regularly to prevent the grass
from drying out.
Aside from watering your lawn turf,
mowing it is something that you need to do
regularly to ensure optimum condition for
your lawn as it promotes the growth of new
As a rule of thumb, lawns should be
trimmed four to six weeks after first laying
them out. However, make sure you avoid
cutting more than 15 millimetres off the
Some people make the mistake of
trimming their lawn excessively, thinking
that if they do so, they won't have to mow
their lawn for a very long time.
According to many turf care experts, this
is a big no-no. Too much trimming can
stress the grass out and cause it to
sustain serious damages.
When mowing your turf, therefore, be
sure to observe the appropriate length of
grass to be cut.
After mowing the lawn, make sure you
remove the trimmed blades of grass. If
you leave the clippings as is, they might
suffocate and kill the grass.
As such, don't forget to carry out this
simple turf care procedure to keep your
lawn healthy and in great shape.
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