lawn once a week.
in different patterns to avoid permanent
remove top third of grass (about 1") with
each cutting. For most lawns, the optimum
height is two inches.
use a sharp mower blade to prevent injury to
lawn with approximately one inch of water per
once deeply, instead of several times lightly.
in early morning or evening to reduce
Healthy Soil and roots
soil to determine which nutrients are needed.
Contact a local County Extension Office or
nursery for testing information.
lawns with a slow-release high nitrogen
fertilizer about once every six weeks,
beginning in the spring.
in late fall to keep roots healthy during the
thatch (roots, dead leaf sheaths and
rootstalks) in spring to allow mowed grass
clippings to reach the soil.
the soil a couple times a season may be
necessary to allow water and nutrients to
reach the grass roots.
for a Cleaner Environment
grass clippings on the lawn. They decompose
quickly and put nutrients back into the soil.
spilling gasoline by filling the mower gas
tank only 3/4 full.
up gasoline spills immediately.
oil on lawn mower regularly. Add oil as
spark plug and clean or replace air filter
two years, take lawn mower to an experienced
service technician for a safety and