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4540 W. Saile Dr Batavia, NY 14020
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7689 Ridge Road West Brockport, NY 14420
(585) 637-3700
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2818 Earlystown Road Centre Hall, PA 16828
(814) 364-1421
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9570 County Rd Clarence, NY 14032
(716) 741-9115
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8926 W. Main Street Clymer, NY 14724
(716) 355-4236
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49290 State Route 14 East Palestine, OH 44413
(330) 426-2166
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13521 Cambridge Springs Rd. Edinboro, PA 16412
(814) 734-1552
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7852 RT 66 Fairmount City, PA 16224
(814) 764-5159
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1756 Lindquist Drive Falconer, NY 14733-9720
(716) 665-3110
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817 Tobias Road Halifax, PA 17032
(717) 362-3132
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4751 County Road 5 Hall, NY 14463
(585) 526-6325
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8011 Paxton St. Harrisburg, PA 17111
(717) 583-2101
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185 Route 31F Macedon, NY 14502
(585) 425-4428
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5809 William Penn Highway Mifflintown, PA 17059
(717) 436-5553
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13330 Rt.31 Savannah, NY 13146
(315) 594-0115
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336 Vaughn Street Springville, NY 14141
(716) 592-4058
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4488 Greenville-Sandy Lake Rd. Stoneboro, PA 16153
(724) 376-3740
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3907 Route 19 Silver Springs, NY 14550
(585) 591-1670
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Spring Lawn Care Tips: When to Start Mowing

Spring Lawn Care Tips: When to Start Mowing

Posted by Susan Alekseczyk

The First Mowing of the Season

As spring arrives, and your backyard begins to grow again, figuring out when to begin mowing can be difficult to recognize.

Is it time to mow my lawn, yet?

Before reaching for your mower, take a close look at your lawn. Is the grass starting to grow noticeably? If so, it may be time to consider mowing for the first time. However, if the ground is still soggy from melting snow or heavy rains, it's best to hold off until the soil has dried out to avoid causing damage to your lawn.

Is it warm enough outside?

Grass typically begins to grow when soil warms and reaches a consistent temperature. Different types of grass have varying temperature requirements for growth. Bermuda grass grows best in temperatures above 60°F (15°C).

Kentucky bluegrass and fescue prefer cooler temperatures around 50°F (10°C). Bermuda grass thrives in warm weather, while Kentucky bluegrass and fescue do better in cooler weather. You can watch your local weather to determine when conditions become consistent and suitable for breaking out your mower.

Mower deck height adjustments – lower isn’t always better.

When you do decide to mow for the first time this Spring, it's essential to adjust the mower blades on your John Deere lawnmower to an appropriate height. Cutting your grass too short can put stress on your lawn and make it more susceptible to weeds and disease. Aim to remove no more than one-third of the grass blade's height during each mowing session. This encourages healthy growth and helps maintain a lush, vibrant lawn.

Get your mower ready!

Before the arrival of spring is a great time to check your John Deere mower’s oil and fuel levels, inspect the belts for wear and blades for sharpness, and ensure that it is in tip-top mechanical shape. Taking these precautions will help ensure a smooth and efficient mowing experience and won’t leave you stranded. Now’s a great time to schedule service before tackling springtime lawn maintenance tasks.

Now is a great time to upgrade to a new mower with John Deere Riding Mowers and Zero Turns currently on sale. With enhanced features and efficiency, a new mower can make lawn care a breeze.

Don't wait until the grass starts growing – get ready for the season ahead and elevate your mowing experience today. Just remember to consider these factors: grass growth, temperature, and lawn condition.

By checking these things and mowing correctly, you can keep your lawn healthy and growing well all season long. Book an appointment today to service your mower, buy a home maintenance kit, or upgrade to a new machine in order to be prepared to handle any lawn care tasks that come your way.