Home to the beautiful Mississipi River, Gulf Islands National Seashore, The Natchez Trace Parkway and more, Mississipi is one gorgeous state. One of the best things about Mississipi is the lush green grass growing everywhere. The state is home to little bluestem, big bluestem, eastern gamagrass, Indian grass, switchgrass and a variety of other types. These are all native warm-season grasses in this state.
If you are lucky enough to have a Mississippi lawn with these kinds of native grasses, then restoring your lawn would be a good idea because you would be reintroducing many of the natural habitats of several animals and birds. Different varieties of grassland songbird, bobwhite quail, and insect such as a large assortment of butterflies all call these grasses home. Moreover, those who have farms will notice that these grasses also provide excellent forage for their livestock in the summer as well. Of course, as with any other type of grass, with these, you have to mow and maintain them. What is the best way to do that with these Mississippi grasses? Here are some tips:
You need to fully understand the best time of year to mow these grasses.
One of the most important things to realize about little bluestem and many of these other grasses would be the right time of year to mow them. First of all, if you don’t care if these grasses re-seed or not, then you can mow them any time of the year. However, if you do care if they re-seed, then you should only mow these grass types between December to mid-February to help them keep their seed prowess. Moreover, mowing many of these grass types is an effective means of controlling weeds. One example of this would be broomsedge bluestem, which responds favorably to being mowed. Make sure that you mow just above the very top of them, and it will significantly reduce the weed population.
Consider herbicides in certain situations.
All of these grasses respond well to spraying herbicides. This is yet another way to keep the weed population down in these Mississippi grasses because it will control broadleaf weeds and keep the grass looking presentable. Simply put, treat this grass well and it will treat your lawn well.
Hire a dependable landscaping and lawn mowing company.
Whatever type of Mississippi grass you might have, you would do well to hire a professional landscaping and lawn mowing company for it. Whether your grass is bluestem, broomsedge or Indian grass, Lawn Love can help you keep the grass down. We are experienced professionals and can provide your lawn with the necessary treatment that it needs to flourish properly. Give us a call today, and you and your lawn will be glad you did. Thank god for Mississippi!