Recommended Mowing Schedule
Reasons for maintaining your facility:
The Science Behind Mowing
Mowing is primarily a function of the growth rate of grasses. Since grasses continually interact with their environment, the growth rate changes in response to environmental changes. Thus, the turf manager must recognize the need to change mowing practices accordingly. For example, during prolonged periods of drought stress, it might be advantageous to raise the mowing height and reduce the frequency of mowing. Similarly, following the application of fertilizer, it may be necessary to increase the frequency of mowing to avoid excess accumulation of cuttings. The skill of the turf manager at making these adjustments determines the quality of turf maintained under his supervision.
Grounds Maintenance Services:
Vegetation that is likely to re-sprout after cutting may be treated with herbicides to inhibit re-growth. Years of experience and study by the utility industry have demonstrated that one of the most efficient and effective ways to manage un wanted vegetation is through the careful and selective use of herbicides.
Herbicides are often used following clearing and mowing to control re-growth of unwanted, incompatible vegetation, and will not affect grasses and other non-woody species. In many cases, the vegetation removed from dense areas is not desirable native vegetation, but invasive plants like cedar and yaupon. These fast-growing plants not only hinder access, but choke out and compete with native grasses and plants for nutrients, sunlight and water.
Eliminating incompatible vegetation in the corridor promotes the growth of native grasses, low-growing shrubs and other native ground cover that birds, deer and small animals prefer.
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