Tip of the Day — July 31

Do your lawn a favor and give it a summer haircut. But unlike the crew cuts often inflicted on little boys in hot weather, let your grass grow longer to protect the roots from heat and drought. LSU AgCenter recommends cutting St. Augustine grass from 2.5 to 3.5 inches high and centipede from 1 to 2 inches high. Opt for the high end during the heat of summer.

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