What if I Mow the Lawn too Short?

That’s called scalping. It should be avoided because it can make your grass thin out, lose color, and introduce more weeds and crabgrass. If a lawn is scalped during the hot summer, it will look yellow and burned out.If your lawn is mowed properly, it will be healthier, have a deeper color, be more resistant to disease and insects, and be less likely to be taken over by weeds.

How Often Should I Mow?

Mow the most often during the spring, when the grass is growing quickly. Even if your grass is high, you should never cut more than 1/3 of the grass blade at once. You shouldn’t mow when it’s very wet or hot outside.

What Height Should the Mower Be?

The mower height is adjustable for a good reason. When you cut your grass, your mower height should be between 2 1/2 -3″ for the whole year, except during the last cut of the season, when the blade should be at 1 1/3″. This helps keep your grass healthy during the winter by reducing snow mold and matting.