When the grass is cut, never more than 1/3 of the leaf surface should be removed each time. For example, if your yard is being maintained at 2 inches, it's time to cut it again when it has grown to 3 inches. Proper service frequency is going to vary throughout the seasons due to heat and moisture conditions.

An overgrown lawn is bad for you, and bad for us.
- First, taking off too much of the leaf surface will shock your lawn, slowing the growth. It reduces the lawn’s ability to withstand the elements, thus making it more susceptible to disease, weeds, and drought. A pattern of this can seriously effect the long term health of your yard. Removing the proper amount of length promotes maximum root growth and turf vigor.
- Second, long excess grass clippings leave your yard looking unsightly, and reduce the lawn’s ability to receive light. If clumps of excessive clippings are left on the lawn blocking the light, the grass underneath can die.

What this means for us is that it takes longer to manage your property. Cutting an overgrown lawn slows down the mowers and trimmers, costing us time and fuel. It also showers flower beds, driveways, and sidewalks with excess grass clippings, which we then have to blow back into the lawn. What could be a neatly trimmed, uniformed turf surface, becomes a messy looking yard. It's not something that either of us can be proud of. Because of the extra time and effort, we charge more for overgrown lawns and bi-weekly schedules. It is important for you, as the client, to keep our service schedule correct. We will always make recommendations for what we feel is best, but at the end of the day, we can only follow the schedule that you allow.

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