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No Mow Lawn Care Guide

Water your new seeds daily for 15-30 minutes in the morning for 3-6 weeks. Once the grass begins to be green, water can be cut back to every two to five days, depending on soil type and weather conditions. Sandy soils and hotter weather will require more watering. Once established, water only during dry periods. Occasional and thorough soakings are better than frequent light sprinklings. This encourages deep root growth and makes your turf more resistant to drought.

 

Fertilizer is not recommended for No Mow. If you must, fertilize in early spring or late summer only. Avoid high nitrogen fertilizers that stimulate excessive top growth which requires mowing.

 

Mow at a height of 4”-5” once a year when the seed heads appear. This is usually in late May or early June. For a more manicured look, mow once a month or so, at a height of 3.5” - 4”.

 

If you notice a build-up of dead brown grass in your No Mow turf, the lawn can be dethatched to encourage new spring growth. Dethatching should be done in early spring before the grass begins actively growing.

 

In the fall, leaves should be removed. Mowing with a mulching mower is the easiest method. The nutrients from the mulched leaves are all the fertilizer your No Mow lawn will ever need.