To get a professional manicured lawn it is necessary to mow your lawn on a regular basis. A proper mowing schedule will cause less stress on your turf allowing it to look it's best. But there is more to properly caring for your lawn than just mowing it consistently. Our lawn mowing experts are highly trained in best practices for maintaining yards here in Florida. For example we stagger our mowing pattern, line trim around flowerbeds, trees, fences and other obstacles in the lawn, edge with a steel blade edger and we are sure to blow off your sidewalks and driveway. Our commitment to quality lawn mowing service doesn't stop when we are done mowing your lawn, we meticulously maintain our equipment by cleaning our mowing decks and sharpening the mower blades consistently so we deliver the perfect cut with each service.
Lawn Mowing Services Include:
- Mow the entire yard
- Line trimming (weedeating) around trees, flowerbeds, fences and other obstacles in the lawn.
- Edge sidewalks, driveway and patios with steel blade edger.
- Blow off all hard surfaces
At McFarlane's Lawn & Landscaping we offer weekly and bi-weekly lawn mowing services in Cape Coral, Fort Myers and North Fort Myers. We recommend weekly lawn mowing service which is our most popular service, but we also offer bi-weekly lawn mowing services. So you can decide which option is best for you.
Weekly Lawn Mowing Service
McFarlane's Lawn & Landscaping has been providing lawn mowing service in Cape Coral and Fort Myers Florida since 2010. Our weekly lawn mowing service is the recommended and most popular service for the area because you get the best results and a healthy green lawn. For weekly lawn mowing service we mulch the clippings into the lawn as this is healthier for the lawn. Grass clippings are mainly made up of water and actually contain nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium that are found in fertilizer. Mulch mowing can provide one-third of the annual fertilization needs of your lawn each year and does not contribute to excessive thatch build up when mowed weekly.
Bi-Weekly Lawn Mowing Service
We offer bi-weekly lawn mowing services for our clients that are interested in our less frequent services due to budget, lack of irrigation or drought. Bi-weekly lawn service lends itself to common issues like uneven cuts and excessive grass clippings that cause thatch build up which could be avoided by choosing our weekly lawn service. You can decide which service is best for you and can change from one service to another at anytime.
Grass Cutting the Correct Way
Cutting your lawn really short, is not doing it a favor. Surface roots become exposed, the soil dries out faster and surface aeration is reduced. As a general rule, don't cut off more than one-third of the grass at any one time. Most turf grass species are healthiest when kept between 2.5 and 3.5" tall. When your grass thrives it naturally helps reduce weeds.
What Mowing Frequency Should I Choose?
A general rule of thumb is not to remove more than one-third of the total leaf surface when mowing your lawn. This may require mowing every four to five days during rapid growth in the spring. Higher cutting heights allow more time between mowing cycles. This is desirable during periods of rapid growth. Removing more than one-third of total leaf surface can severely injure the grass plant by decreasing its ability to support its underground portions. For these reasons we recommend weekly lawn mowing services.
Managing Grass Clippings
It is best to return clippings to the lawn whenever possible. When the lawn is mowed so that less than one-third of the total leaf surface is removed, grass clippings can easily be returned to the lawn. Excessive accumulation of clippings from infrequent mowing may smother the turf and should be removed. A common misconception is that clippings left on the lawn will promote thatch buildup. This is not true. Clippings do not make significant contributions to thatch and should be returned to the lawn whenever possible. These leaves contain mostly water and break down rapidly, releasing nutrients back into the system. Returning grass clippings means that nitrogen applications can be reduced by as much as 1 pound per 1,000 square feet per year.