Mowing your lawn! When and how to mow for the season

Cutting your grass – Start cutting your grass when it starts growing. Try to keep the grass no shorter than 2.5 inches even on the first mow of the season. The sweet spot is between 2.5 and 3.5 inches for most of the year with Kentucky bluegrass which is the most common in our area. When your grass is taller it retains water in hot spells and competes better against weeds. High and Tight is for haircuts in the military, NOT your lawn.

• When you de-thatch with a blade it will cut the grass short so it important get this done EARLY before warm weather comes in so the grass has a chance to recuperate and grow out safely.
• During the normal growing season Recycle your clippings by using a mulching blade and not bagging them. They will help with water retention and are full of nutrients for the soil (organics).
• Try not to cut more than 1/3 of the total grass height per cutting.
• Healthy grass will need to be cut about every 4-6 days during most of the growing season believe I or not. We usually cut ours on Tuesdays and Fridays.
• If the grass is very tall its best to cut twice so as to not drop too much into the thatch layer and also so the grass has a chance to “spring” back up.

Everything mentioned are to be taken and used as recommendations and suggestions only of what to do and how to do lawn /yard maintenance.