Langley Grass Cutting Maintenance
Grass cutting maintenance is hands down one of the biggest steps towards a greener lawn. Making sure to properly cut the grass will go a long ways to keep your lawn healthy and green.
When you mower cuts your lawn it is literally removing a part of the grass plant. This area that is removed is where the new leaves start to grow.
What happens over time is that your lawn will look to grow and fill in space where it can producing lush turf in your yard.
Lawn maintenance is a step in the lawn care process that needs to be properly understood to get the right results.
Contrary to popular belief, it is not just about mowing the grass ‘a little shorter’.
What Grass Type Do You Have?
First you need to understand what type of grass you have. That’s an important Langley lawn maintenance tip.
For the most part, there are are 2 types of grasses used for establishing lawn.
The first is a warm season grass and the other is cool season grass.
We’re certain we don’t need to identify which one we have here in BC.
Just like their names stipulate, each type of grass plant does thrive in the appropriate climate.
Diving into this point of different grass types, both have an ideal cut height they prefer to experience.
If you cut the cool season grass (this is the one we have here in Langley) at it’s preferred height then it will in return remain healthy and vibrant.
What is the preferred height, you ask?
This means that after cutting, there is still enough grass leaf left to absorb the necessary nutrients and water.
To keep it simple, the height of your lawn is usually representative of how deep the roots are in the ground. The deeper the roots, the stronger the grass plant.
Cool seasons grass here in BC are grasses like Bluegrass, Ryegrass, and Fescue. Optimally these types of lawns should be mowed between 2.5 – 3 inches in height.
More specifically, stick to mowing Bluegrass over 2.5 inches and Fescue over 3 inches.
If you venture beyond these suggestions then you will put your lawn’s health in question.
Langley Lawn Care Truth
For the curious at heart, and despite it’s irrelevance to the Fraser Valley, warm season grasses can be mowed comfortably at 1 inch. Types of warm season grasses included Centipede, Zoysia, and Bermuda.
Sticking to the right cut heights can also completely affect the health of your lawn.
So, follow our advice here. Stick to what the professionals recommend.