Toro’s agronomist, Dr. Van Cline, tells how to put your lawn to bed for the winter — and ensure it wakes up healthy next spring.
How often should you mow? How much should you cut? Dr. Van Cline, Toro’s senior agronomist, shares some lawn mowing best practices.
Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis) For a deep green, fine-textured, attractive lawn, choose Kentucky bluegrass. Bluegrass is able to withstand moisture and temperature extremes, is winter hardy, and will grow in full sun to light shade depending on cultivar and location. Sown by seed and spread by rhizomes and tillers, it forms strong, dense sod that recovers well from injury. Maintenance requirements for Kentucky bluegrass vary. Older common cultivars require less…
Before replanting, spread plastic over the area to let heat kill off old turf. Seal the edges with boards or soil. See Six Steps to Planting a new Lawn for further information. Find out the planting method that works best for you, whether you live North or South.