cultural practices for a healthy lawn

Why Your Lawn Is More Important Than Ever

Why Your Lawn Is More Important Than Ever

Weed Man's Tips for Healthy Turf

This year, the word ‘staycation’ has a totally different meaning! With spending more time at home and out on your lawn this season, we want to ensure you’re making the most of it. Make your yard a place of relaxation and fun…Weed Man Scarborough can help!


At Weed Man Scarborough, we’ve always said that lawn care is a partnership. That’s why we take so much pride in working closely with our customers, to ensure the healthiest, greenest lawn possible. We’ll gladly handle the lawn fertilization, weed control and integrated pest management, but as the homeowner we rely on you to follow good cultural practices when we’re not around. Proper watering and mowing will help you achieve better, quicker and more long-lasting results, providing the perfect staycation destination for you and your family to enjoy!


Below are some of our most frequently asked questions regarding cultural lawn care practices.


Mowing FAQs:

How often should I mow my lawn?


We recommend only mowing your lawn when it needs it, which will vary with the time of year and the growing conditions. During the peak of the growing season, like spring and fall, your turf may require mowing every 3-4 days. In the summer months, you might be able to get away with mowing every week or every other week. Regardless of the season, it is important to mow your lawn consistently.


mowing your lawnHow short can I mow my lawn?


Allowing your grass to get too long and then scalping it, is very unhealthy and will only cause damage. For optimum results, never remove more than 1/3 of the grass blade at a time.


How often should I sharpen my mower blade?

Keep your mower blades sharp to create a clean, crisp cut that will heal quickly.Dull mower blades will chew and fray the ends of your grass blades, resulting in yellow grass tips, moisture loss and a weakened lawn. At Weed Man, we recommend sharpening your mower blades 2-3 times a season.


Visit our Lawn Care Library for more Tips for Cutting Your Grass.

Watering FAQs:

How much water does my lawn need?

Your lawn requires two inches of water per week to stay green and healthy.
Monitor rainfall levels to determine how much and how often to water. Deep, infrequent watering is best, as it encourages deeper root growth.


watering your lawnFor example, watering twice a week for an hour is better than watering every day for 15 minutes. Extra watering may be required as temperatures continue to rise during the peak of the summer heat.

When is the best time to water my lawn?

Watering early in the day will give you the best results. If you water in the afternoon when temperatures are at their peak, more water will evaporate before it has a chance to be absorbed into the soil. Evening or nighttime watering is also frowned upon, as leaving your lawn wet for an extended period can promote turf disease and fungal problems. If you ever notice that your lawn is appearing yellow, or dry, water immediately despite the time of day!


Visit our Lawn Care Library for more Watering Instructions and Information.

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