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Proper Lawn Mowing Techniques (Austin, Tx)

Posted by lawncareenthusiast none (My Page) on
Thu, May 29, 14 at 14:38

Hey Everyone,

It seems that none of my neighbors know how to mow their lawn properly, given the amount of tattered grass I see. This is an article I commonly refer them to. I have personally sharpened my neighbors' mowing blades and seen results in weeks, so i figured this may be helpful to you.

PS: These lawn care tips are good everywhere, not just the greater Austin area.

Here is a link that might be useful: 3 Tips for Proper Lawn Mowing in Austin

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RE: Proper Lawn Mowing Techniques (Austin, Tx)

That site is HILARIOUS! I'm sorry if that's your site, but y'all definitely are not from around here. It shows in your use of the language. Here's a paragraph from the essay on watering.

4. Water tough areas by hand instead of with a sprinkler

Many people make the mistake of believing that every component of their lawn will be taken care of by the sprinkler. DON’T fall into this assumption. Pay specific attention to those zones that will never face the luxury of shade and ensure that you give that fact proper respect. If needed water them more than once a week. Do not over compensate for that given area by progressing to re-water your entire lawn. This lesson is more common sense; however, is embarrassingly one of the most commonly not accounted for.

In what part of the US is that phraseology normal? It looks like it was copied from the Farmer's Almanac in the 1800s.

Also it is not correct about overseeding. First of all it never explains why you might want to overseed in Austin, Texas. Since the lawns are either bermuda or St Augustine, neither of which ever require reseeding or overseeding in Austin, Texas, why would there be such a lot of space spent on the process. Contrary to making your neighbors envious, it would mark you as a Yankee who doesn't know anything about southern lawns.

And finally, if you have St Augustine in Austin (Texas), don't mow it lower than 3.5 inches. It will become weedy with common bermuda if you do.

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