Have you ever wondered why you really need to have your lawn mowed each week? Well, you are not along and we like our customers to better understand their lawns and how to obtain lush green grass!
There are many reasons to mow your lawn on a weekly basis. First and foremost is that a healthy lawn keeps the weeds away! Mowing grass weekly keeps your lawn stress free, and does not cut/prune too much off the blade of grass at a time. This will allow your grass to grow in thicker and healthier. If your grass goes too long between mowing, it gets stressed out and suffocates the bottom part of the blade of grass. This will result in thin and weak grass blades which allow weeds to germinate and sprout.
We use commercial mowers and regularly sharpened blades to leave our customers with a clean cut. We also use a metal blade edger to provide the clean edge along your sidewalks.
As bi-weekly mowing might seem like the economical option, it is definitely not the healthiest option for your lawn. Waiting 14 days between mowing not only stresses out and weakens your grass, it will also leave your lawn susceptible to weeds and disease. We cannot guarantee a bi-weekly mow as it is simply just a knock down service.
Problems you will have mowing your lawn bi-weekly:
1). Uneven cuts or “Mohawks”- Caused by the mower wheels and deck bending the grass over instead of cutting it since it is too long. After we leave the property the bent over grass will pop back up leaving the lawn with areas that appear uneven or having “Mohawks” which are strips of uncut grass.
2). Clumps of grass on the lawn – Caused because the commercial mowers simply cannot process and properly mulch the grass clipping after 14 days of growth.
3). Damaged sprinkler heads – Caused because the grass height is taller than the stuck open sprinkler heads and cannot be seen by the technician while mowing.
4). Disease and Damage – Bi-weekly mowing is not healthy for a lawn. Bi-weekly is very stressful to a lawn, leaving it susceptible to damage, disease and weed growth (even when combined with a fertilization & weed control program).
Please understand that we are in no way trying to dissuade our customers from bi-weekly service. We understand that there are many situations where bi-weekly service is appropriate and the best option for your property. We strive to serve our customers with integrity and we want to make sure that we properly explain the common issues that can arise from bi-weekly service.