Our machines are equipped with mulching blades. Lawn clippings are 90% water by weight and contain valuable nutrients for your turf. We can bag for you upon request for an increased fee of $3.00-$6.00 and .50 cents per bag if we provide them. But why bag anyway, have you ever seen a golf course bag their grass?
A common misconception is that clippings left on the lawn will promote thatch buildup. This is not true. Clippings do not make significant contributions to thatch and should be returned to the lawn whenever possible. These leaves contain mostly water and break down rapidly, releasing nutrients back into the system. Returning grass clippings means that nitrogen fetilizer applications can be reduced by as much as 1 pound per 1,000 square feet per year.
We change the direction and pattern of our cuts to eliminate soil compaction and for an attractive look.
Continual scalping (below) reduces turf density and provides opportunities for weeds. Following the one-third rule (above) encourages the maximum turf density.
Turfgrasses are well adapted to frequent mowing, but mowing too short will reduce the vigor of the plants by reducing their ability to manufacture food. Also, there is a direct relationship between cutting height and the amount of roots a grass plant can maintain. Lowering the mowing height reduces the root system. This restricts the ability of the plant to absorb water and nutrients. In recent years, recommendations for mowing height have steadily increased for home lawns. Earlier recommendations for a cutting height of 1.5 inches were common. Current standards suggest between 3 and 4 inches. Higher cut lawn grasses are more stress tolerant. This is especially important during the summer heat period. Taller grass plants with higher density have a profound shading effect on the soil surface, which reduces germination of weed seeds, particularly crabgrass. This is an excellent way to reduce herbicide use, especially where the lawn is properly fertilized and watered to maintain vigor.
Our Spring cut height is 3.25 inches tall
Our summer cut height is 3.75 + inches tall
Fall cut height is back down to 3.25 inches.
Final cut of the season is 2.75 - 3 inches tall
WE CAN ALSO ADJUST CUT HEIGHT TO YOUR NEEDS!
Trimming is done weekly
Edging is done every 2 weeks. Or weekly upon request
Your property is Cleaned up nicely when we’re finished
Notify us of any outstanding sprinkler heads. Or simply mark them with a small flag or dab of bright paint.
You will have an assigned day we will stick to weather permitting. If it rains during the week we will be there the next available day. Example…If your lawn is normally cut on Wednesdays and it rains Monday and Tuesday, we will be 2 days behind schedule We work through the weekend to get to everyone. Your day will depend on the area of the city you live in. Sorry, not everyone can have Fridays. But remember, a longer lawn on the weekends is more resistant to the wear and tear of guests and weekend barbeques.
When Do We Start? … Finish?
Mother Nature usually dictates when we start cutting. Over the past 10 years, a good bet has been the beginning to the middle of April. Be sure to give me a call if you feel your grass needs a cut sooner.
Services end when all the leaves are down and cleaned up. Usually sometime in late October or early November.