Turf expert Dr. Trey Rogers tells us the best way to insure good lawn health is to mow properly. Here’s how:
- Start with a sharp mower blade.
- Mowing more often.
- Cut off no more that 1/3 of the grass blade’s length at one time to prevent shocking the plant.
- Allow the grass clippings to fall back onto the lawn (mulch) instead of bagging them.
Clippings provide important nutrients, and contrary to conventional thought, do not promote thatch.
I erred and fertilized two weeks ago. We have temperatures in the 90s and I now have some dead spots throughout my lawn. I had done research on fertilizing, but I missed reading about not fertilizing in the heat! I am going to raise the blades on my mower and not use a grass bag when I cut. I have been watering the yard or just the dead spots a bit every day. Any suggestions you can offer to help me get those spots green again would be so much appreciated!! Thank you !
Damage to lawn grasses, particularly from over-fertilizing, is common.
Here’s what you can do about that lawn: https://www.todayshomeowner.com/help-for-fertilizer-burn-in-lawn/