Thursday, May 29, 2008
I have an old 1993 John Deere mower... I absolutely love it even though it usually takes more oil than gas to run. The yard looks so pretty after I mow it, especially with the peonies in bloom. Spring is almost over and summertime will be here before we know it. I usually cut the front yard, which is mostly sunny, on 3" in the spring, but as summer approaches and the hotter temperatures and drier weather reach us, I move the blade up to 3.5". Many people make the mistake of cutting their grass too short. The grass blades actually shade their own roots, and if cut too short in dry weather, you will surely have a brown yard.