Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Raise Height of Mower Blades to Reduce Heat Stress

Sugarloaf Park Entry Island redesign

Consider the Lawns
Based on the scalding temperatures that metro-Atlanta has been experiencing,  the Crabapple LandscapEXPERTS Team has adjusted mower heights to reduce the stress of hot, dry temperatures on the lawns of the properties we manage.
State-of-the-Art New Mowers!
Choosing the Turf that's Best
New Turf Tracers
Fescue looks great during the cool season but struggles each summer, and although Zoysia, Bermuda and Centipede lawns luxuriate in the heat, even they can experience heat stress  when temperatures climb above 100 degrees F. this summer. To keep the turf in pristine condition, we raise the heights of the blades our new, state-of-the-art Turf Tracer lawnmowers, thus allowing the leaves of grass to grow taller during the summer. 
This strategy has several great consequences! 
  • Taller grass plants in turn produce larger root systems that lead to increased drought-resistance, as the roots can find water in a greater root run.  
  • Taller grass blades can shade the soil, conserving moisture already in the ground. 
  • Weed development is slowed due to more fierce competition by vigorously growing turf grass.

Need professional lawn maintenance but don’t think it is affordable? Or think you may not have the right type of grass for the lawns on properties you manage? Contact CrabappleLandscapEXPERTS at 770-740-9739 for a consultation and learn more. We have been satisfying and delighting customers for twenty years! 

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