MOWING, EDGING & STRING TRIMMING
Proper mowing is essential for maintaining a healthy lawn. A lawn that is cut too short uses more water, therefore at PWE we maintain a lawn height of 2-3 inches. We keep mower blades sharp and do not remove more than 1/3 of the grass height at any one time.
Edging is performed to prevent grass from creeping into unwanted areas and provide a clean, straight line along sidewalks and curbs.
A string trimmer is used to trim around obstacles within the lawn area.
Warm season grasses like Bermuda go dormant and turn a blondish straw-like color when the soil temperatures fall below 60 degrees Fahrenheit. In order maintain the vibrancy of your lawn, we will overseed your lawn with a cool season Ryegrass. At PWE we exclusively use perennial Ryegrass over annual Ryegrass because its blade is darker green, hardier, finer and easier to mow.
Hard, compacted soil inhibits root growth and can cause puddling or runoff. Aerating will help relieve these problems. Core aerating, a process where plugs of soil are pulled out of the ground, helps air and water penetrate the soil. The best time to aerate Bermuda grass is in May or June when the turf is growing quickly.
Thatch is a mat of plant material consisting mainly of grass stems and roots. A thin layer is good because it acts as a mulch, which reduces evaporation. Too much will repel water, create shallow roots and make the grass less resistant to drought. Excessive thatch is usually caused by over-watering or over-fertilizing. Summer is the ideal time to dethatch so Bermuda grass can quickly recover.