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Lawn Mowing And Pest Prevention
One of the largest and most critical areas to deal with in home pest prevention is the lawn.
Mowing is the one thing that if done properly, will yield the best bang for your buck where both your lawn, and pests are concerned. If all the other things are done reasonably well, this will make your lawn an oasis for you, and a hard target for pests.
Make sure that you start with a good mower, with sharp blades. Sharp blades cut the leaves of grass more smoothly, lessening the chance for disease, and adding to the overall appearance. A dull mower blade makes for a ragged cut, and makes mowing harder for you and your mower.
You should mow as often as possible, at least once a week during the growing season.
Reasons you should mow often:
The more frequently you mow, the smaller the clippings, so they become easily available for your lawn to recycle into nutrients, and organic matter. If you bag your lawns clippings, you are taking away as much as sixty percent of the lawns fertility, and depriving your lawn of organic matter and other benefits. Avoid bagging like your lawn depended on it. Leaving your clippings on your lawn, reduces the amount of waste going into landfills, adds nutrients and organic matter to your lawn can help save money on fertilizer, and promotes a healthier lawn. It just makes good sense!
Frequent mowing discourages pests, disease and fungus, and helps your lawn grass to grow laterally. There are many other benefits as well.
This site is designed to lead naturally from one subject to the next. It can be used without doing this. To follow in sequence, go to Other Lawn Care As Pest Prevention
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