The best time of day to mow your lawn is in the fall to keep it looking lush and healthy
As the harvest season draws to a close, fall is a great time to maintain your garden before the long, harsh winter. It’s time to plant bulbs and shrubs so they will grow in time for spring. But while many gardeners know how to mow their lawns weekly throughout the summer months, how should we prepare them for cold weather?
According to gardening enthusiast Lucy Reed, a professional from the Gtech team, it’s all about the timing of the mowing. She explained: “After a summer full of inflatable pools, barbecues and picnics on the lawn, your garden may need some TLC to prepare for the coming cold weather.
“Taking care of your garden can seem daunting, especially if you’re lucky enough to have a large space to work with. However, with a few simple steps, you can keep your garden looking as fresh as a daisy this fall.”
The professional revealed that the best time for a haircut is “mid-to-late morning,” according to The Express. “The idea is to avoid cutting it too early when the morning dew makes the grass wet, but not too late in the evening either, as the grass needs time to recover before the cold night sets in,” Lucy added.
Another important tip is to avoid doing anything in your garden like cutting, feeding, or spraying weed killer if it is raining or your garden is frozen. Doing so on frozen lawns may damage future growth and mowing wet lawns may damage lawn mowers.
You won’t need to mow your lawn as much during the fall and winter as you would in the summer, because “grass grows more slowly in the fall than in the spring and summer, so you don’t need to mow the grass as often.” Instead, try mowing your lawn every two weeks. “Just make sure to raise the mower blades four centimeters to get a nice, neat finish.”
If you notice any weeds in your lawn, remove them quickly so they don’t steal any water or nutrients from your lawn. It’s best to dig it up yourself, but professionals say you can use a little weedkiller. “Apply the weed killer directly to the weeds themselves only or purchase a spray that contains minimal grass toxins to avoid killing the grass as well.”
Another important tip for keeping your garden healthy, lush, and green during the fall is to make small holes in the soil to help water and nutrients reach the roots easier, and avoid dry spots in the winter.
What do you do to keep your garden healthy? Let us know in the comments.