Saturday, September 8, 2012
Dull Mower Blades Spell Disaster For Lawns
Did you know University Research Shows the "Leading Cause" for Turfgrass Decline is "Dull Mower Blades"... We'll it's true. Dull Blades account for millions $$ of dollars annually across the U.S. for homeowners needing to replace their lawns due to insect,disease, and drought stress. By mowing with dull blades your lawn is constanly under stress!! disease pathogens like leafspot,brown patch, blight & others to enther the leafblade via the "torn edges" at the top of the leafblade.
Check with your local University Cooperative Extension Office to find this & more information for "free" via their informative flyer's, where you'll find the proper mowing height, blade sharpening suggestions,watering & more for the turfgrass in your region of the country. What's the 2nd leading cause of turf decline?? Mowing turfgrass "too low"... which also provides an environment for disaster!! couple dull blades & mowing too low & you're gonna feel it in your wallet!!
Also, mowing too low starves the turf from the much needed nutrition which is actually "stored" in the leafblades, mowing too low also allows for more sun exposure to the soil profile... therefore promoting unnessary water stress issues and more....
I hope this simple information is helful in preventing you from experiencing the costly effects encountered by not correcting these simple to resolve maintenance practice's for your home lawns.
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