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Lawn Mowing Tips from a Landscaping Expert

A Landscaper’s Guide: Lawn Mowing Tips for Homeowners

Lawn Care / March 11, 2023

Mowing grass accomplishes more than just keeping your lawn neat: it also keeps it healthy. You won’t have to cut your grass as often during the dormant season as you do during the active growing season, but this timing varies by the type of grass in your lawn. Keeping your grass at an optimal height and ensuring you don’t remove too much at once are the keys to maintaining a healthy, green lawn.

Our Lawn Mowing Tips

Here are a few lawn mowing tips for anyone looking to improve their lawn maintenance routine:

When to Mow

Grass needs mowing most during the growing season. For warm-season grasses, this is the summer; cool-season grasses grow in the spring and fall instead. Leave the grass clippings on the lawn—as long as they’re not wet and heavy—to fertilize your lawn.

Frequency of Mowing

The best (but least appealing) answer is that the rate of grass growth and the desired height of your lawn will determine how often you need to mow. Typically, mowing once a week during the growing season should suffice to keep your lawn healthy. The rest of the time, you can reduce the frequency of cutting to every other week, as necessary.

One-Third Rule

If you’ve not mowed your lawn in a little while and it becomes overgrown, it can be tempting to hack away at an overgrown lawn. However, removing most of the length of grass blades in one session not can but will stress the grass. That’s why, when you mow your lawn, make sure to only remove one-third of the grass blades’ height at a time. If you need to cut more than this, mow your lawn more regularly until it is at the height you’re looking for. As much as possible, we encourage you not to cut more than that.

Your Lawn Health

Why is that? Well, when blades of grass are cut down by more than one-third of their height it can fundamentally impact the process of grass getting the proper nutrients it needs to stay lush and attractive looking. Cutting too much grass at once steals the grass’s food-producing parts, which starves the lawn and turns it brown. Small-dose mowing keeps grass healthy and your yard looking its best.

Lifestyle Outdoor Can Help

Interested in more than lawn mowing tips? Well, Lifestyle Outdoor offers complete landscaping maintenance services for your property’s needs year-round! We have decades of experience serving HOAs and private properties and a track record of complete client satisfaction.

Lifestyle Outdoor provides all Johnson County HOAs with unbeatable service through our HOA-focused landscaping and lawn care solutions. Our years of experience, commitment to building relationships, and dependable quality are why we’re the number one partner in all things HOA property maintenance.

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