We are in the middle of the heat and humidity of the summertime and we have several weeks until the temperatures are cooler. While we can duck in doors and enjoy the comforts of air conditioning and a tall glass of lemonade, unfortunately our landscapes cannot. With plant material out in the heat, the logical idea is to give the plant material more water, so the landscape doesn’t dry out. You will find that a great deal of plant material will still dry out when watered daily. How does this happen and how can you control this from happening?
BEFORE you start to mow your turf, you will need to decide what you want to do with your grass clippings, which you have two options;
- bag the clippings with a bagger/catcher
- leave the grass clippings on the lawn to aid in lawn health.
What would happen if you started leaving those grass clippings on the turf after you mowed? Leaving grass clippings helps your turf, your wallet, your time, and the environment. This process is called Grasscycling