Here are some recommended grass mowing tips we'd like to share with everyone.
First two cuts of the year can be 2-3 inches (for cleaning purposes) then raise blades to 3.5 inches for the summer.
To measure the height, make a pass with mower, then using your index finger touch the ground and the grass should come up to your top knuckle approximately 3.5 inches.
Frequent cuts will ease stress as you are trimming less of the plants. In spring as grass is growing rapidly four-to-five-day intervals would be most desirable. This schedule will allow you to leave the clippings as long as there are no clumps or lines of clippings. If you rely on a landscaper the seven-day schedule is cost effective and a fine schedule but clippings will need to be removed.
Cutting on a ten-to-fourteen-day schedule adds lots of stress to the grass plants. Stress is what you want to avoid as it will affect plant health as well as visual appearance. Spring and Fall you will see recovery but in summer months recovery is much slower.
In periods of high heat and if you are watering daily continue to cut on a five-to-seven-day schedule. Should you not be able to water and grass is dormant and looks dry it may be best to stay off with the mower until rain fall has occurred.
Continue cutting tall through the fall but lower as leaves begin to fall in late October. At this point 2-3 inch height is fine and this will help prevent snow mold in the early spring.
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