can be mowed to various heights, 2-3 inches being the
recommended range. I prefer two inches as it (in my opinion) a
clean looking cut and avoids drawing too much water out of the
root system (as a taller cut would) during dry periods.
recommended that the lawn be core aerated once a year,
Aeration opens up the soil to allow water and nutrients to get
into where the root system is. It also encourages root growth
and is a great practice in almost any type of lawn. Aerating
is also a great time to fertilize and lime your lawn as it
allows these additions to get in to the root system where they
can work best.
Recommendation on de-thatching - If there is more then 1/2” of
thatch present (Thatch is the presence of dead leaves and
stems that build up on the surface of the soil). You should
power rake in the spring or fall.
Authors Note - I generally dislike
thatching for the simple reason that it has a tendency to
damage turf, this is especially true for grasses that spread
via rhizomes. My preference is to aerate as aerating breaks up
the thatch and helps it along in the decomposition