Lawn Maintenance Guide

Lawn Care Maintenance

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Mowing is an essential part of lawn care during the growing season. It helps control the height of the grass, prevents it from going to seed, and promotes a healthy and lush lawn. This guide will explain how often to mow, mowing height for different grass types and seasons, and how to properly manage grass clippings.

Mowing Frequency

  • The mowing frequency depends on the type of grass you have and its growth rate.

  • Cool season lawns (fescue, Kentucky bluegrass) have two main growth periods: spring and fall, when temperatures are below 80-85°F. Mow these lawns weekly during these periods.

  • Warm season grasses (Bermuda, centipede) thrive in temperatures above 85°F. Mow them weekly or more often during peak growth periods.

Mowing Height

  • Mowing height is crucial for preventing water stress during hot weather and controlling weeds.

  • Never mow less than 2-2.5 inches during peak summer months.

  • Raise the mower height to 3-3.5 inches during droughts to improve the lawn’s chance of survival.

  • Taller grass shades the soil, keeping it cooler and preventing weed seed germination.

Scalping and Clippings

  • Scalping (removing more than a third of the grass blade) weakens the lawn, making it susceptible to heat stress, weeds, and disease.

  • Leave grass clippings on the lawn. They decompose quickly and return nutrients to the soil, reducing fertilizer needs by up to 25%.

  • If clippings clump, use a rake to redistribute them or mow over them until they disappear.

Mowing at the End of the Season

  • Warm season lawns: Mow them to a lower height (1-2 inches) before winter to remove dead leaves and prevent matting due to snow.

  • Gradually raise the mower height again in the spring.

By following these mowing practices, you can ensure your lawn stays healthy and beautiful throughout the growing season.

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