Another crucial aspect of effective organic lawn care is simply how the lawn is maintained through proper mowing practices. Our franchise owners mow at a high setting because “mowing high” has been proven to set the stage for grass to grow lush, green and weed-free. Longer grass length directly contributes to better lawn and soil health.
There are many advantages to mowing high (3” or higher). First of all, weeds are dramatically reduced in a tall, lush lawn. Sunlight cannot easily reach the soil surface and weed seeds struggle to germinate. A tall, thick lawn also competes with established weeds, eventually choking them out. Taller grass also means that the soil is shaded, which improves soil moisture retention. Drought effects on the lawn will take longer to notice and overall water consumption will be less.
Finally, tall grass blades have more surface area, which means increased overall photosynthesis. Increased photosynthesis results in more plant growth, a more extensive root system, and a healthier plant. Deep roots are key to a lush healthy lawn. By the way, did you know that longer grass actually looks greener? Since there is more surface area in the grass blades, lawns look lush and green when they are cut at 2.5” or higher.
Leaving Grass Clippings and Frequent Mowing
Clean Air Lawn Care owners do everything they can to simplify organic lawn care for their customers, and leaving grass clippings on the lawn is one of the easiest ways to promote soil and grass health. When grass clippings are mulched and left on the lawn (instead of bagged), you return precious nutrients and moisture back to the soil.
Finally, mowing frequency is the final piece in the successful organic lawn care puzzle. Research shows that for a healthy lawn, you should never cut more than 1/3 of the grass blade. When you cut more than 1/3 of the grass blade, you stress the plant and cause damage to the lawn. Clean Air Lawn Care owners recommend a once-a-week mow schedule that ensures the perfect amount of grass is being cut for optimal lawn health.
An Organic Lawn Care Franchise is Sustainable Economically and Environmentally
The great thing about a Clean Air Lawn Care franchise is that it attracts high-quality customers who value the environment and appreciate clean, quite, electric lawn maintenance. Owners build their business with predictable, regular mowing and treatment schedules. No matter what happens economically, we know the grass will always grow and need maintenance. Clean Air Lawn Care owners have very high customer renewal rates from year to year, resulting in consistent business that generates steady cash flow, year over year.
If you’re interested in learning more about Clean Air Lawn Care’s approach to sustainable lawn care and sustainable business model, contact us today! We’d love to hear from you.
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