Lawn mowing in Chesterfield, Missouri begins in late March or early April.
Many people wonder if grass clippings are beneficial or harmful for their turf. Dowco returns the grass clippings to the lawn instead of bagging them because they are a valuable source of fertilizer for your grass plant. While they decompose on your lawn they provide nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus.
The clippings are composed of primarily water and they decompose more quickly than the rest of the grass plant. Research at MU and other universities indicates that clippings do not contribute to thatch buildup on any cool- or warm-season grasses, including Zoysia.
There is a point where too many grass clippings can become harmful for your lawn, which is why it is important to mow regularly. For Chesterfield, we recommend mowing every 5-10 days. There are a lot of variables that can change the mowing recommendations. Whether or not you have an irrigation system, recent precipitation or lack of, and fertilizers are just a handful of those factors.
Dowco prefers to mow at a relatively high setting so that no more than 1/3 of the grass plant is removed during lawn mowing. The best mow height for Fescue turf is 2 ½ - 3 ½ inches.
Grass is always mowed at the appropriate height for the season with sharp blades. At no point is more than 1/3 of the grass plant removed. Our Chesterfield lawn mowing professionals trim sidewalks and trim around obstacles weekly. Grass on paved areas is blown off. All concrete curbs will be edged weekly.
Generally your lawn will be mowed on the same day of the week by the same crew. During periods of peak growth we work hard to provide clump free turf and will double cut as needed.
When the leaves fall we install mulching “gator” blades on our mowers that aid to break down the leaves and return nutrients to the soil. As the seasons change we gradually lower our mowing height. Your final mowing is lower allowing neighboring leaves to blow over and not accumulate on your lawn.