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Season Start & End Dates

We’ll start mowing when you notify us or when we notice that it needs to be mowed.  We’ll mow weekly thereafter, skipping weeks during slow-growth periods.  The “season” ends when one of two things happens: (1) you tell us to stop; or (2) we determine that your lawn is no longer growing.  There is no charge for skipped weeks.

Mowing

Recycling Mowers.  We use advanced recycling mowers that cut grass blades multiple times, leaving very small clippings that disappear into the turf and decompose within a few days.  You won’t normally see grass clippings on the surface of your lawn, nor will they in any way contribute to excess thatch.  “Recycling” instead of bagging the grass means that your lawn retains moisture, nitrogen, and other micronutrients that would otherwise be hauled off to a landfill.  Moreover, the decomposing clippings provide mulch that inhibits weeds, and holds water which might otherwise run off or evaporate.  For more information, click here: Colorado State University Extenstion


Catching the Grass.  Despite the advantages of recycling mowers, there are times when we may need to catch and bag your grass.  Mowing excessively long or wet grass without a catcher will sometimes result in unsightly and unhealthy clippings remaining on the surface.  In those instances, we’ll catch the grass and leave the bags for your trash collector, for no extra charge.  


Cutting Height.  We’ll use our best judgment about how short to cut your lawn, basing our decision on appearance, type of grass, and the health of the turf.  We will probably raise the mowers during the hottest parts of the summer, to help your lawn retain moisture.  Feel free to let us know if you want it cut shorter or left longer.


Trimming & Edging

“Trimming” means to cut the grass in areas inaccessible to the mowers, at the same height.  “Edging” means to cut grass that would otherwise grow horizontally over the top of driveways and sidewalks.  We perform both of these tasks every time we mow.

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