One of the biggest mistakes in the grass cutting business is that many people tend to over-cut their lawn. The optimal grass length is around 2 inches to 2 ½ inches, as this will provide you with the strongest lawn. If the grass length is too low, more weeds will have the opportunity to sneak their way in and corrupt the nice landscaping design that you have going on. Taller grass length also has the benefit of being able to prevent its roots from drying out because it can hold more water.
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Understanding what grass needs and the anatomy of it will ensure that you are able to take the best care of it. To care for a happy and healthy lawn, it is helpful to understand how grass grows and what it needs to stay looking great. Grass relies upon different nutrients that it gathers from the soil to be healthy, which is why fertilizer is such an important step. Young grass also needs to be watered frequently, allowing the roots to grow to their full potential. Like other plants, it will also require plenty of sunlight to grow as well.
With the right amount of all of these nutrients added together, you can expect a healthy, green lawn that you can now begin to tailor to your individual yard preferences to make sure it suits the rest of your landscape design and begin including it in your regular yard care maintenance. An attractive yard starts with a healthy field of grass!