Stop Mowing During a Heat Wave

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When the weatherman announces a heat wave or an upcoming drought, put away your mower for the moment. Longer grass will shade the soil, keeping it cooler, this will help protect plant roots. Mowing short is even worse: the lawn’s roots can quite be damaged if the sun’s rays strike them directly, which is what happens when you scalp a lawn. Take up mowing again only with the return of cooler temperatures.

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