When it comes to mowing your lawn many people have different preferences as to when and how they should cut their grass, or water it depending on the weather and time of month.

Did you know that mowing your lawn and taking care of your home can be a visible deterrent for burglars? Keeping your home clean and tidy on the outside could make all the difference. We believe in taking care of your home on the outside as much as on the inside by protecting it.

How Does it Work?

The first step to have a nice lawn is making sure it gets the proper water amount especially in the dry season. You want to almost create a watering schedule whether it’s a certain time of day, or specific day of the week. During the summer and dry seasons, your lawn and grass can easily experience no growth, and even loss of patches of grass.

The next step would be to set a date to mow your lawn. By creating a set schedule, your grass can expect to be watered and mowed at certain times while accustoming its growth to that timeline. It’s almost like training your grass to grow at certain times by teaching it a schedule. You may need to add a time in cases of extreme heat or dryness to support your lawn in drastic times.

You can also visit your local Home Depot or Lowe’s home improvement stores to purchase weed killing products or grass fertilizers that will also help your grass grow greener. Using weed killing products will get out the thick growing plants from your lawn, and will definitely help when it comes time to mowing your lawn.

Mowing your lawn to a certain length helps your grass grow. Did you know that there are many different types of grass? Here are a few different types of grasses and the lengths they should be cut for it to grow healthy for the life of your lawn.

  • Kentucky bluegrass: 1.5 to 2.5 inches (3.8 to 6.4 centimeters)
  • Rye: 1.5 to 2.5 in (3.8 to 6.4 cm)
  • Fescue: 1.5 to 2.5 in (3.8 to 6.4 cm)
  • Tall fescue: 1.5 to 3 in (3.8 to 7.6 cm)
  • Bermuda: 0.5 to 1 in (1.3 to 2.5 cm)
  • St. Augustine: 1 to 3 in (2.5 to 7.6 cm)
  • Bentgrass: 0.25 to 0.75 in (0.64 to 1.9 cm)
  • Centipede: 1 to 2 in (2.5 to 5.1 cm)
  • Zoysia: 0.5 to 1 in (1.3 to 2.5 cm)
  • Buffalo: 2 to 3 in (5.1 to 7.6 cm) or leave un-mowed

The simple fact is that if you keep your home nice on the outside, there is a smaller risk of being broken into. Burglars know if you keep an eye on the outside of your home and keep a such clean lawn, most likely you take care of the inside of your home while probably having an alarm system. You can get a yard sign free from Protect America when you sign up for our home security service. We also offer a solar yard sign that lights up only at night, and is recharged by the sun light. Be sure to ask how you can get one with our various security packages.

For information on how you can get a free lawn security sign and free home security system, fill out the form on the right column with your contact info and an experienced security rep will call you.