Quick Tip of the Week
Posted Dec 01, 2007
Clover, crabgrass, and other small weeds that choke out healthy grass and grow unevenly can easily ruin a beautiful lawn. These weeds normally require warm weather and plenty of sunshine to grow, and laying down herbicides certainly helps. But next time you mow your lawn, try cutting your grass at a greater height. This will actually block enough sunlight to cool down soil to a temperature that will hinder weed growth. Rather than cutting your grass down to a golf-green, try setting your mower to cut at 3.5”, or 9 cm. This won’t cure a lawn already run over by weeds, but it will prevent a fresh lawn from growing weeds.