Mowing & Mulching & Watering
 Remove only about 1/3 of the grass leaf each time you mow.
Mowing height and directions But the mere act of mowing isn't what makes a lawn look good. Mowing height and mowing frequency determine how healthy and attractive your lawn looks. After all, cutting a lawn is stressful for the grass. The leaves make the food for the roots — and how would you like it if someone kept cutting off your food? Mowing too short weakens the root system and gives weeds a better chance to grow, seed, germinate and spread. Mow your grass high, preferably 2.5" to 3". Follow the one-third rule. For a thriving lawn, never cut away more than one-third of the grass blade in any one mowing. If the grass "gets ahead of you" because of wet weather or your busy schedule, move up the cutting height of your mower to the highest possible setting and mow. If clippings are too long and heavy, even at that cutting height, catch them with the bagging unit or clean up after mowing with a leaf rake. Then move the cutting height back to your normal range and cut the lawn again a few days after that first mowing. Mowing high will shade any weed seed, preventing them from germinating, as well as establish deeper root systems. This is especially important when dealing with dandelions, where as these guys establish very aggressive deep tap roots. By establishing deep root systems, you're grass will be able to beat these weeds for nutrients. Also, the deeper the root system, the more drought tolerant your lawn will be. Mowing in different directions each time you mow, has several benefits. By changing the direction each time you mow, you reduce soil compaction and turf wear from your mower's wheels. Also, this practice will allow you to remove more leaf surface of unwanted weeds, where as weeds tend to grow in the direction you mow. Cut no more than about one third of the grass height. Keep the blades very sharp. Rotate mowing direction 90 degrees with each new mow. Mow every 3 to 5 days over spring and summer
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Mulching your grass clippings Discover the benefits of mulching your grass clippings instead of catching them when mowing your lawn Keeping your lawn smooth and green is one of life’s simple pleasures. But the dilemma of what to do with your grass clippings has plagued many a suburban gardener for years. Do you mulch them back into the lawn, or do you catch them and dispose of the clippings elsewhere? Well, the jury is in, and the verdict is that mulching is best
Grass clippings are a great source of nutrients for your soil.
Grass clippings break down quickly A mulching mower circulates the grass clippings in the mowing chamber to produce smaller clippings which break down easier. When a true organic lawn care program, such as the programs offered by Plant It Earth, is in place, grass clippings act as available organics for the soil organisms to feed on. The microbes in compost and compost tea feed on, and help break down the clippings as well as lawn thatch, and return the nutrients to the soil in plant available form. Composed mostly of water, mulched grass clippings break down quickly and spell good news for both your lawn and yourself. Mulched clippings will: Provide up to 25% of your lawn’s nutritional needs – that is, nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus Reduce your annual fertiliser bill Increase the organic matter in your soil Save you time and extra labour, by not having to collect and dispose of clippings Remember, these benefits will only be realised when you mulch your lawn correctly. Here are our top tips for mulching grass clippings: Don’t mulch if your lawn is overrun with weeds. Don’t mulch if it is very wet or the grass is too long, as it won’t be broken down adequately and will clump or form a layer over the lawn. This is called ‘thatching’. Cut no more than about one third of the grass height. Keep the blades very sharp. There are dedicated mulching mowers on the market, which are specially designed to re-cut the clippings and distribute them evenly over your lawn. These lawn mowers have mulching lawn mower blades – often called 3-in-1 blades because they cut, mulch and discharge the clippings.
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Mowing Proper mowing is one of the most important practices in keeping your lawn healthy. Grasses are like most plants — if you clip off the growing points (for grass, it's in the crown, where the new leaves develop), the plants branch out and become denser, which in this case, turns thousands of individual grass plants into a tightly woven turf or a lawn. If you didn't mow at all, your yard would look more like a prairie than a lawn.
Watering Basics True, water is essential to lawns. But too much or too little can harm them. Running the sprinkler all night sets up the right conditions for disease. Frequent, light watering causes the grass to grow shallow roots and sets your lawn up for trouble in hot weather. Here are a few easy pointers for correct watering Be sure to water deeply and infrequently. Watering for a longer length of time on fewer days allows the deeper roots a sufficient drink and will easily sustain a healthy lawn. Avoid watering from 11 AM-3 PM, the hottest part of the day. It is best to water between 6-10 AM. There's less wind, less hot sun, and your lawn has a full day to dry. Watering at night invites mildew and fungus but if you can't water in the morning aim for around 4-7 PM. In the hot afternoon, much of your water can be lost to wind and evaporation. Watering for just a few minutes every day only provides enough moisture to reach the upper roots, while the lower root system continues to dry out. This may damage the lawn by making it more susceptible to surface damage. The average lawn requires about an inch of water per week, depending on the time of year. An easy way to get an idea of how long it takes to achieve 1 inch is to place several small containers around the watering area. Place a mark 1 inch from the bottom of each container. Clock the time it takes to reach the 1 inch mark and water for that length of time at least once a week.  
Watering the right way True, water is essential to lawns. But too much or too little can harm them. Running the sprinkler all night sets up the right conditions for disease. Frequent, light watering causes the grass to grow shallow roots and sets your lawn up for trouble in hot weather. Here are a few easy pointers for correct watering
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Mowing & Mulching & Watering
 Remove only about 1/3 of the grass leaf each time you mow.
Mulching your grass clippings Discover the benefits of mulching your grass clippings instead of catching them when mowing your lawn Keeping your lawn smooth and green is one of life’s simple pleasures. But the dilemma of what to do with your grass clippings has plagued many a suburban gardener for years. Do you mulch them back into the lawn, or do you catch them and dispose of the clippings elsewhere? Well, the jury is in, and the verdict is that mulching is best
Mowing Proper mowing is one of the most important practices in keeping your lawn healthy. Grasses are like most plants — if you clip off the growing points (for grass, it's in the crown, where the new leaves develop), the plants branch out and become denser, which in this case, turns thousands of individual grass plants into a tightly woven turf or a lawn. If you didn't mow at all, your yard would look more like a prairie than a lawn.
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Mowing height and directions But the mere act of mowing isn't what makes a lawn look good. Mowing height and mowing frequency determine how healthy and attractive your lawn looks. After all, cutting a lawn is stressful for the grass. The leaves make the food for the roots — and how would you like it if someone kept cutting off your food? Mowing too short weakens the root system and gives weeds a better chance to grow, seed, germinate and spread. Mow your grass high, preferably 2.5" to 3". Follow the one- third rule. For a thriving lawn, never cut away more than one-third of the grass blade in any one mowing. If the grass "gets ahead of you" because of wet weather or your busy schedule, move up the cutting height of your mower to the highest possible setting and mow. If clippings are too long and heavy, even at that cutting height, catch them with the bagging unit or clean up after mowing with a leaf rake. Then move the cutting height back to your normal range and cut the lawn again a few days after that first mowing. Mowing high will shade any weed seed, preventing them from germinating, as well as establish deeper root systems. This is especially important when dealing with dandelions, where as these guys establish very aggressive deep tap roots. By establishing deep root systems, you're grass will be able to beat these weeds for nutrients. Also, the deeper the root system, the more drought tolerant your lawn will be. Mowing in different directions each time you mow, has several benefits. By changing the direction each time you mow, you reduce soil compaction and turf wear from your mower's wheels. Also, this practice will allow you to remove more leaf surface of unwanted weeds, where as weeds tend to grow in the direction you mow. Cut no more than about one third of the grass height. Keep the blades very sharp. Rotate mowing direction 90 degrees with each new mow. Mow every 3 to 5 days over spring and summer
Grass clippings break down quickly A mulching mower circulates the grass clippings in the mowing chamber to produce smaller clippings which break down easier. When a true organic lawn care program, such as the programs offered by Plant It Earth, is in place, grass clippings act as available organics for the soil organisms to feed on. The microbes in compost and compost tea feed on, and help break down the clippings as well as lawn thatch, and return the nutrients to the soil in plant available form. Composed mostly of water, mulched grass clippings break down quickly and spell good news for both your lawn and yourself. Mulched clippings will: Provide up to 25% of your lawn’s nutritional needs – that is, nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus Reduce your annual fertiliser bill Increase the organic matter in your soil Save you time and extra labour, by not having to collect and dispose of clippings Remember, these benefits will only be realised when you mulch your lawn correctly. Here are our top tips for mulching grass clippings: Don’t mulch if your lawn is overrun with weeds. Don’t mulch if it is very wet or the grass is too long, as it won’t be broken down adequately and will clump or form a layer over the lawn. This is called ‘thatching’. Cut no more than about one third of the grass height. Keep the blades very sharp. There are dedicated mulching mowers on the market, which are specially designed to re-cut the clippings and distribute them evenly over your lawn. These lawn mowers have mulching lawn mower blades – often called 3-in-1 blades because they cut, mulch and discharge the clippings.
Grass clippings are a great source of nutrients for your soil.
Watering the right way True, water is essential to lawns. But too much or too little can harm them. Running the sprinkler all night sets up the right conditions for disease. Frequent, light watering causes the grass to grow shallow roots and sets your lawn up for trouble in hot weather. Here are a few easy pointers for correct watering
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Watering Basics True, water is essential to lawns. But too much or too little can harm them. Running the sprinkler all night sets up the right conditions for disease. Frequent, light watering causes the grass to grow shallow roots and sets your lawn up for trouble in hot weather. Here are a few easy pointers for correct watering Be sure to water deeply and infrequently. Watering for a longer length of time on fewer days allows the deeper roots a sufficient drink and will easily sustain a healthy lawn. Avoid watering from 11 AM-3 PM, the hottest part of the day. It is best to water between 6-10 AM. There's less wind, less hot sun, and your lawn has a full day to dry. Watering at night invites mildew and fungus but if you can't water in the morning aim for around 4-7 PM. In the hot afternoon, much of your water can be lost to wind and evaporation. Watering for just a few minutes every day only provides enough moisture to reach the upper roots, while the lower root system continues to dry out. This may damage the lawn by making it more susceptible to surface damage. The average lawn requires about an inch of water per week, depending on the time of year. An easy way to get an idea of how long it takes to achieve 1 inch is to place several small containers around the watering area. Place a mark 1 inch from the bottom of each container. Clock the time it takes to reach the 1 inch mark and water for that length of time at least once a week.  
Mowing & Mulching & Watering
 Remove only about 1/3 of the grass leaf each time you mow.
TM Grass clippings are a great source of nutrients for your soil.
Mulching your grass clippings Discover the benefits of mulching your grass clippings instead of catching them when mowing your lawn Keeping your lawn smooth and green is one of life’s simple pleasures. But the dilemma of what to do with your grass clippings has plagued many a suburban gardener for years. Do you mulch them back into the lawn, or do you catch them and dispose of the clippings elsewhere? Well, the jury is in, and the verdict is that mulching is best
Mowing Proper mowing is one of the most important practices in keeping your lawn healthy. Grasses are like most plants — if you clip off the growing points (for grass, it's in the crown, where the new leaves develop), the plants branch out and become denser, which in this case, turns thousands of individual grass plants into a tightly woven turf or a lawn. If you didn't mow at all, your yard would look more like a prairie than a lawn.
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Mowing height and directions But the mere act of mowing isn't what makes a lawn look good. Mowing height and mowing frequency determine how healthy and attractive your lawn looks. After all, cutting a lawn is stressful for the grass. The leaves make the food for the roots — and how would you like it if someone kept cutting off your food? Mowing too short weakens the root system and gives weeds a better chance to grow, seed, germinate and spread. Mow your grass high, preferably 2.5" to 3". Follow the one-third rule. For a thriving lawn, never cut away more than one-third of the grass blade in any one mowing. If the grass "gets ahead of you" because of wet weather or your busy schedule, move up the cutting height of your mower to the highest possible setting and mow. If clippings are too long and heavy, even at that cutting height, catch them with the bagging unit or clean up after mowing with a leaf rake. Then move the cutting height back to your normal range and cut the lawn again a few days after that first mowing. Mowing high will shade any weed seed, preventing them from germinating, as well as establish deeper root systems. This is especially important when dealing with dandelions, where as these guys establish very aggressive deep tap roots. By establishing deep root systems, you're grass will be able to beat these weeds for nutrients. Also, the deeper the root system, the more drought tolerant your lawn will be. Mowing in different directions each time you mow, has several benefits. By changing the direction each time you mow, you reduce soil compaction and turf wear from your mower's wheels. Also, this practice will allow you to remove more leaf surface of unwanted weeds, where as weeds tend to grow in the direction you mow. Cut no more than about one third of the grass height. Keep the blades very sharp. Rotate mowing direction 90 degrees with each new mow. Mow every 3 to 5 days over spring and summer
Grass clippings break down quickly A mulching mower circulates the grass clippings in the mowing chamber to produce smaller clippings which break down easier. When a true organic lawn care program, such as the programs offered by Plant It Earth, is in place, grass clippings act as available organics for the soil organisms to feed on. The microbes in compost and compost tea feed on, and help break down the clippings as well as lawn thatch, and return the nutrients to the soil in plant available form. Composed mostly of water, mulched grass clippings break down quickly and spell good news for both your lawn and yourself. Mulched clippings will: Provide up to 25% of your lawn’s nutritional needs – that is, nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus Reduce your annual fertiliser bill Increase the organic matter in your soil Save you time and extra labour, by not having to collect and dispose of clippings Remember, these benefits will only be realised when you mulch your lawn correctly. Here are our top tips for mulching grass clippings: Don’t mulch if your lawn is overrun with weeds. Don’t mulch if it is very wet or the grass is too long, as it won’t be broken down adequately and will clump or form a layer over the lawn. This is called ‘thatching’. Cut no more than about one third of the grass height. Keep the blades very sharp. There are dedicated mulching mowers on the market, which are specially designed to re-cut the clippings and distribute them evenly over your lawn. These lawn mowers have mulching lawn mower blades – often called 3-in-1 blades because they cut, mulch and discharge the clippings.
Watering the right way True, water is essential to lawns. But too much or too little can harm them. Running the sprinkler all night sets up the right conditions for disease. Frequent, light watering causes the grass to grow shallow roots and sets your lawn up for trouble in hot weather. Here are a few easy pointers for correct watering
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Watering Basics True, water is essential to lawns. But too much or too little can harm them. Running the sprinkler all night sets up the right conditions for disease. Frequent, light watering causes the grass to grow shallow roots and sets your lawn up for trouble in hot weather. Here are a few easy pointers for correct watering Be sure to water deeply and infrequently. Watering for a longer length of time on fewer days allows the deeper roots a sufficient drink and will easily sustain a healthy lawn. Avoid watering from 11 AM-3 PM, the hottest part of the day. It is best to water between 6-10 AM. There's less wind, less hot sun, and your lawn has a full day to dry. Watering at night invites mildew and fungus but if you can't water in the morning aim for around 4-7 PM. In the hot afternoon, much of your water can be lost to wind and evaporation. Watering for just a few minutes every day only provides enough moisture to reach the upper roots, while the lower root system continues to dry out. This may damage the lawn by making it more susceptible to surface damage. The average lawn requires about an inch of water per week, depending on the time of year. An easy way to get an idea of how long it takes to achieve 1 inch is to place several small containers around the watering area. Place a mark 1 inch from the bottom of each container. Clock the time it takes to reach the 1 inch mark and water for that length of time at least once a week.  
PLANT IT EARTH NATURAL LAWN CARE
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PLANT IT EARTH NATURAL LAWN CARE