Lawn Mowing Tips

Lawn Mowing Tips

Proper mowing is very important to the health of your lawn. Here’s a few tips to keep in mind:

Use a sharp blade

Dull blades beat the grass off rather than cutting it. Frayed tips make the lawn look yellow and dry. They also allow greater entry to some lawn diseases.

Mow regularly

Cut off no more than 1/3 of the grass blade at a time. Cutting off more than that reduces the overall health of the lawn.

Remove clippings?

Catching the grass looks the neatest but it is not necessary. Leaving the clippings will not cause a thatch build up, but it will leave a temporary mess. Mulch mowing is acceptable but must be done often. Do not leave the clippings of mulch mow if the lawn has a leaf disease.

How high?

Mow at approximately 2 ½” in spring and fall, and 3” in summer. Most importantly, maintain a consistent height.


It is best not to ‘shave’ the edges short with a string trimmer. While this may look nice at first, it does allow more weeds to grow because the competition of the turf has been greatly reduced.

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