- Lawn grew very long last year, perhaps 8 inches (broken mower)
- Lawn has wintered in New England, only mild snow, but is brown and pressed down
- What is the best strategy to get it back to a manageable height?
What I know I should do:
- Mow it down in stages
- but not until it starts growing in the spring
What I know I shouldn't do:
- Mow it all the way down at once
Specific questions I know I have:
- Should I try to get a top-mower-height mow in before it starts greening, to open it up for air/light, since it's brown and packed down?
- How often to mow once it's greening?
- 1x week, lowering height each time?
- 2x week at same height, then drop height for the next week?
- Should I fertilize or perform any other non-mowing steps?
The questions I don't know to ask:
- What other advice would you suggest for helping the lawn not die?