The single most difficult Lawn Care topic to instill on clients is What is The Proper Height to Mow a Lawn. While it is common to Grass cut down to dirt to hide weeds, what this does to your Lawn’s overall health is an abolishment. Here are 5 quick tips to proper grass cutting height and a short desription of their benefits.
- Mow grass no more 1/3 of its current height. Cutting the Grass plant to agressiveley stresses it and causes it too go dormant in an effort to repair itself.
- Mow frequently. Bi-weekly or longer mowing allows grass to grow too long and is a risk for thatch formation.
- Heights between 2-4 inches will help the Grass retain more moisture, give more sahde to the soil, and “choke” our more weeds.
- A properly maintained mower with sharp blades will allow for a cleaner cut, causing less stress on the blades of grass
- Mulching the clippings is always reccomended over bagging as the recycled organic material feeds the soil with nitrogen and other nutrients.