August Lawn Care
Proper mowing practices contribute to a healthy lawn and minimal weeds. Often lawns are mowed to closely.
- For a typical residential Midwest lawn, maintain a height of 3 inches or higher.
- Taller grass shades out weed seeds and keeps soil cooler.
- Taller grass means longer roots and greater ability to withstand drought and reach nutrients.
Remove no more than 1/3 of the leaf tissue when you mow.
Mowing too short or scalping results in stress to the grass plant. Weak grass plants will take longer to recover. To maintain a 3-inch lawn, mow before the grass reaches 4.5 inches tall.
- Mowing too short can allow weed seeds to get more sun and increase the chance of germination.
- Water your lawn as needed
- Establish a new lawn or renovate your current lawn. Note that mid-August to mid-September is the best time to establish a lawn in Wisconsin
- Watch for insects, diseases, and other lawn problems
- From late August into early October is a good time to aerate the lawn
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