Mowing and Irrigating Like a Pro

Don't get bogged down with mowing and irrigating duties this spring. Bring out the beauty of your lawn with professional mowing and watering tips from Nutri-Lawn Ottawa. These are simple hints that will help ensure the work from your Ottawa irrigation systems and lawn care doesn't go to waste, and which you can supplement with Nutri-Lawn Ottawa inground sprinkler systems for a brighter greener lawn. Read on for tips from the experts at Nutri-Lawn Ottawa.

Intelligent Ottawa irrigation systems
One of the core aspects of good lawn care is a good set of Ottawa irrigation systems. These need to be scheduled to water your lawn appropriately, without reducing the effectiveness of your sprinklers.

One of the first things to remember is that late night watering is horrible for your lawn. While the coolness may allow your grass to soak up the water required, it also prevents any of the extra water from evaporating. This can create run off, or it can over water your grass. More likely, however, it will cause puddles to form on the surface of your lawn. These are perfect breeding areas for diseases and unwelcome insects. Your Nutri-Lawn Ottawa inground sprinkler systems are meant to promote healthy, rather than unhappy grass.

With that in mind, it's better to run your Nutri-Lawn inground sprinkler systems in the early morning. The wee hours of the day are just cool enough to let the water absorb into your lawn. Yet, the nearing sunlight will soon soak up the excess, so that puddles of water aren't allowed to rest overnight on your yard. This is where a rain sensor on your irrigation system is quite handy. It will make sure your lawn doesn't get watered if it has already rained, and will only water when the moisture level in the soil is low.

The last tip from Nutri-Lawn Ottawa is essential to the health of your lawn. Make sure your Ottawa irrigation systems are watering your lawn 1 inch every 5 to 7 days. This infrequent deep watering will encourage your grass roots to reach into the soil, building their strength and health.

Mow like a pro
Mowing your lawn is an important process that truly can make or break the health of your grass. A lawn that has been trimmed too short will lose too much of the water from your Nutri-Lawn Ottawa inground sprinkler systems and will become burnt from the sun. Lawns that are too long will provide too much shade for the extra water to evaporate, and breed disease. Nutri-Lawn Ottawa recommends a healthy length of between 2.5 to 3 inches across the yard to gain that happy medium.

You'll also want to make sure you're not mowing more or less than about once per week. As a rule, every 5 to 7 days is a good amount of mowing for your lawn, just as with your Ottawa irrigation systems.

Keep the clippings
One of the habits that will help both your irrigation and mowing routines is to ditch the bag. When you bag your grass clippings after mowing, you're removing natural fertilizer and sources of water from your lawn. Clippings are jam packed with nitrogen and H2O to boost your pre-existing Nutri-Lawn Ottawa fertilizer regime.

As long as you make sure your clippings are decomposing at the same speed that you're mowing your lawn, then these leftover pieces of grass will only bring benefits to your yard. If you notice that you're mowing quicker than the clippings are decomposing, bag the clippings until those on your lawn have decayed. This prevents a layer of thatch from forming on the surface of your lawn.

If you have a compost pile, your bagged clippings can be added to it to create an even richer fertilizer for the future.

Ready to begin summer on a smart note? Receive your complimentary quote for Nutri-Lawn Ottawa inground sprinkler systems today.