Proper mowing practices are important in helping to maintain a healthy and sustainable home lawn. Mowing is a destructive process that injures the grass plant. Each mowing temporarily stops root growth, decreases carbohydrates production, increases water loss, decreases water absorption by the roots, and creates entry routes for diseases. Sound mowing practices help minimize these…

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The best grass seed choice for most Iowa lawns are cool season grasses. Cool season grasses do well in the spring and fall when temperatures are moderate. Kentucky bluegrass, perennial ryegrass, fine fescue and tall fescue are the four cool season grasses usually used in Iowa. Kentucky bluegrass Kentucky bluegrass is the grass found in…

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