Spring has finally sprung across Iowa, and with it, growing green grass on lawns everywhere. The hum of lawn mowers is beginning to fill the air, and that hum brings questions about proper mowing practices.
Lawn mowing is the most time consuming practice related to lawn care – but when done properly mowing plays a vital role in maintaining a healthy, sustainable lawn. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer lawn mowing questions.
Fall is a busy time for gardeners. With so much to do, lawn care is sometimes neglected. However, proper lawn care in fall helps ensure an attractive, healthy lawn next season. Important fall lawn care practices include mowing, fertilizing, controlling broadleaf weeds and raking.
The overall appearance of a lawn is directly related to the maintenance, including the mowing, watering, fertilizing and grub control.