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Top Lawn Tips for Beginners

Updated: Sep 21, 2018

August 15, 2018

Taking care of your lawn can be a hassle, but it doesn't need to. Here are a few tips for beginners or novices to reference whenever they need a refresher.

Mowing for a Healthy Lawn

Proper mowing plays a significant role in how healthy your lawn is. If a lawn is cut too short it will have a shallow root system, and will be less drought tolerant. The optimum height for a lawn should be four (4) inches.

  • Cutting with dull blades tears the leaf blade and leaves turf open to fungus.

  • Cut lawn only when it needs it. Cutting when dry, or freezing temperatures are expected, will only damage the turf.

  • Do not leave excessive grass clippings on the lawn, as this will smother the grass, and cause it to die.

Watering your Turf

​Applying the proper amount of water is essential to maintain a healthy lawn. A properly watered lawn will have less weeds, a lush green color, and will be less susceptible to fungus.

Watering your lawn early in the morning between 2:00 a.m. and finishing around 8:00 a.m. is a great place to start. Watering for long periods of time will create a more deep drought tolerant root system. We suggest 45 minutes per zone.

Only water when your lawn needs it. Over-watering can make as much, if not, more damage than forgetting to water it. Your lawn will tell you when it needs the moisture. Look for these signs:​

  • Lawn is turning grayish in color

  • Blades of grass are folding in half

  • Footprints are left in the lawn after walking

Remember that each county and state have a different water schedule is place. For Hernando, Pasco, Pinelles, and Hillsborough county in Florida and follow this link: https://www.seabreezepestcontrol.com/untitled-c23os to see your schedule.


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