For the final grass cutting of the season, raise your mower’s cutting height slightly. You don’t want to cut the grass too low right before the grass stops growing. Plus, you'll want your front yard landscaping to look good in the months to come!
Having a well-established lawn is certainly a good thing. The more consecutive seasons your lawn is healthy, the deeper and stronger its roots will be. However, over time, a layer of dead grass, roots and debris will often accumulate between the soil surface and the green grass blades above. This layer is called thatch, and it’s important to remove or break up thatch to ensure your lawn stays healthy. Dethatching can be performed with a special rake or by investing in a gas-powered dethatcher.