Mowing and lawn care can be a real challenge with our cooler, wetter weather. Lawns are growing very strong right now. Mowing more frequently is easy to say than do when we are having lots of rain. Mowing and removing no more than 1/3 of the grass blade is the goal. Mowing more often also lets us leave the clippings on the lawn. Moving the mower deck a notch or two can help us maintain the 1/3 rule if the lawn gets away from us. Sharp blades is just another easy why to keep the lawn look a lot better
Green Side Up is a weekly gardening program produced by University of Illinois Extension. It is hosted by Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator, Horticulture.