Two years ago, my father shared a simple lawn care tip with me: set the deck near the top and leave the grass a little longer.
Of course, I couldn't see how that made any sense. I wanted my lawn to look like a golf course fairway. Plus, if I cut it shorter, doesn't that mean I can wait longer between mowing?
Well, he was right, as always. Near the end of the year, I had crabgrass, clover and every other type of weed creeping across my lawn. I tried fertilizers, herbicides, lime, etc…