TIPS & TRICKS
For A Lush Green Yard
Taking the Worry and Hassle Out of Maintaining a Beautiful Lawn
At LETSON'S Outdoor Services, we help homeowners like you save time and energy by creating and maintaining envy-worthy landscapes, lawns, and outdoor living spaces.
Avoid mowing your grass shorter than three to three-and-a-half inches or cutting more than on third of its height at once.
RAISE THE BLADE
CUT LAWN TO 3-INCHES
to encourage a stranger root system that captures the rainfall and lessens the need to water during a spell.
LEAVE THE CLIPPINGS
for natural FREE fertilizer that builds soil health and eliminates raking and bagging.
FOLLOW THE "1/3" RULE
to protect the base of the grass blade from drying out. Cut "1/3" of the grass blade height at each mowing.
Thatch is a layer between the grass and the soil made up of interwoven accumulated dead and living grass shoots, stems, crowns, and roots. It creates a barrier between the soil and the green grass you so adore. A thin layer of thatch is good—about a half-inch. It helps maintain steady soil moisture and temperature. It becomes problematic when it’s thicker.
Thatch can harm lawns. It’s difficult for water to penetrate a thick thatch layer, causing water to run off instead of soaking in. It can harbor insects and lawn diseases, and grass may begin growing in the thatch layer instead of the soil, producing shallow root systems and exposing it to greater temperature extremes. It can block air, nutrients, and pesticides from reaching the roots.