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Get your Lawn ready for winter

Sep 15/03
Now is the time to start thinking about preparing your lawns for winter. As the days get shorter and cooler it is best to start progressively cutting your grass length a little shorter. Do it in a couple of stages so that the last cutting will not be too shocking to the plants. Cutting the blades shorter at this time of year won't harm the plants because the days are shorter and the sun is less intense, in fact you will be gradually forcing the grass plants to toughen up their roots in preparation for the frozen ground this winter. When the blades are shorter at the start of freeze up the plants will suffer less damage from the weight of snow and ice on them, you are also allowing for the continued slow growth of the plants until we eventually get freeze up.

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