organicClean Air Lawn Care’s new weekly blog…

will share tips and industry insights on how to go organic, how to navigate the many options, what to prioritize, and even how to mitigate cost. In this first post, read on to learn the endless benefits of one easy and simple change you can make for your lawn in 2024.

In the pursuit of a perfect organic lawn, many homeowners may overlook this simple yet crucial practice — mowing at a taller setting. If there’s only one change you make this spring, this often-underrated technique should be it. It not only benefits your lawn’s health but also contributes to a more sustainable and eco-friendly approach to lawn care and is a key process at Clean Air Lawn Care Boise. It’s the perfect time to ensure that your lawn is receiving the best care possible, and Clean Air Lawn Care will ensure your grass is cut at the optimum height for the health and growth of the turf utilizing all battery-powered equipment.

 

Mowing at a taller setting has multiple benefits:

  1. Foremost, it promotes healthier grass. Taller grass blades promote healthier growth by allowing for better photosynthesis. With more surface area exposed to sunlight, the grass can produce more energy, resulting in stronger roots and denser turf. This, in turn, makes your lawn more resilient to foot traffic, pests and environmental stressors.
  2. And, taller blades of grass encourage a more robust root system to support it. The roots will grow deeper naturally, especially when aided by the Clean Air Lawn Care organic fertilizer program. The roots will reach deeper for water and nutrients, making the turf hardier and lusher.
  3. Taller grass also helps insulate the soil and reduce moisture evaporation, which can aid in reducing the need for frequent watering. Taller grass can significantly decrease water usage in your lawn care routine. This not only conserves water resources but also saves you money on your water bill. In regions facing water scarcity or drought conditions, mowing grass at taller settings can be a particularly impactful water-saving strategy.
  4. As the taller blades shade the soil, that can aid in suppressing weed growth, minimizing the need for herbicides. Some weeds like crabgrass thrive on open space and need sunlight to penetrate the soil to initiate germination, and the denser, taller turf will help suppress that growth.
  5. Regular maintenance by removing less than a third of the blade at a time will promote that strong turf without stressing the grass when cutting too short. Mulch mowing to return the small tips of grass back to the lawn can return up to 40 percent of your nitrogen and other nutrients, bolstering the organic fertilizer inputs. The grass blade tips dry out quickly and begin to break down almost immediately, and they do not contribute to thatch.
  6. Keeping the grass taller also promotes biodiversity by providing habitat and food sources for beneficial insects, birds and other wildlife.

While the benefits of mowing grass at taller settings are clear, it is important to note that this practice may require an adjustment period for both you and your lawn. Gradually increase the mowing height over a couple weeks to avoid shocking the grass and allow it to adapt to the new height. Additionally, be mindful of any local regulations or homeowners’ association guidelines regarding lawn height.

Mowing grass at taller settings is a simple yet effective way to promote a healthy, sustainable lawn, and a practice promoted by Clean Air Lawn Care Boise. By embracing this practice, you can enjoy a lush, resilient lawn while minimizing your environmental impact and conserving resources. It can even save you money. It’s a small change that Clean Air Lawn Care can make for a big difference for your lawn and the local environment.

 

Author

Clean Air Lawn Care HQ’s blog is written by Craig Martin one of Clean Air’s many franchise owners and is an expert in organic lawn care. Each week he will be sharing tips and industry insights on how to go organic, how to navigate the many options, what to prioritize, and even how to mitigate cost.