Proper lawn mowing encourages your grass to grow and sustain its health throughout the season. The recommending height to mow your grass is 3-4 inches. Taller grass tend to have deeper roots and can access water more easily, as well as taller grass can shade the soil, protecting it from the sun and heat, reducing the occurrence of weed growth.
Did you know…that mowing height for your lawn directly impacts the health of your turf?
If you mow your lawn too short, the grass will not have enough foliage to grow or pull the needed nutrients in. This can result in a thin, weak and/or sparse lawn as well as a compromised root system. It also opens up your grass to potential issues, such as weed growth and lawn diseases. And in drought conditions, your lawn may also start to brown and begin to die.
During drought times, you should also leave the grass clippings on the lawn as the clippings can not only help cool down the lawn and keep the moisture contained in the soil, but also allows the nutrients from the clippings to go back into the turf.
So to maintain a healthy, green and lush lawn throughout the season and especially in drought situations, make sure you are lawn mowing at the proper height. Combined with proper watering, your lawn will thank you.
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