Posts Tagged ‘fall lawn care’

Grass and Leaves

Leaves and Pine Needles

Fall’s fallen leaves and pine needles can present a challenge to your lawn and can be easily overlooked as most folks retire their mowers early and are not focused on a good autumn cleanup. Even a moderate volume of leaves and pine needles left unattended for an extended length of time will likely...Read More
Lawn mower on lush green grass on a summer day under a blue sky.
How we mow and when we mow is far more important to your lawn’s health than you may realize. Cool Soil: Think of your lawn as a little forest. The denser the tree canopy, the more shade is provided below. The same theory goes for your lawn. The higher the mowing height, the more shade below, and...Read More
Winter damage and snow mold
Many folks abandon their lawn care in late October, thinking the season is at an end. To the contrary, lawns will continue to grow well into late November or even early December, especially in southern New England.  Here are a few tips and reasons for late-season lawn care. Mowing Mowing is the...Read More
I see lots of folks who stop mowing their lawns in October. But to properly prepare your lawn for winter, the final cut for NH and VT lawns should be from early to late November. The final November mowing should be short, 1.5 to 1.75”. Why mow short as the last cut? Grass can keep growing under...Read More
I’ve been asked over a half dozen times in just the past few days “when should I stop mowing and how short should the lawn be for the final cut?” It must be time to answer those questions via a new blog post. October is a great month to slowly drop your mowing height from the recommended summer...Read More
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