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How To Mow Your Lawn

How To Mow Your Lawn

The grass on the left was cut with a dull mower blade. The damage is visible.

Proper mowing practices are often overlooked but are vital to lawn health. There are two keys to mowing properly. The first is to have sharp mower blades to ensure no ripping or tearing of grass blades. Mowing with a dull blade tears the grass instead of cutting it, leading to uneven cuts and more importantly possible damage to the grass. Have your mower blades sharpened on a yearly basis and clear the lawn of any large rocks or obstructions that could possibly chip or damage your blades.

The second is to mow at the recommended height of 3 to 3.5”. Grass becomes damaged when it is mowed too short, and it can take weeks to recover. Mowing too short increases evaporation and minimizes new growth as the new sprouts are damaged from the heat of the sun. Grass that is too long retains excess moisture which can lead to mould issues and turf diseases by blocking the sun’s rays from reaching the thatch layer of your turf. Mowing Your LawnCutting your lawn when it’s too long is one of the leading causes of excess thatch as grass grows much faster than it decomposes.

If your grass is left for too long without being mowed and grows to a height of 6” or more then the blades should be raised before mowing because cutting more than 2/3 of the grass blades can result in damaged grass.

Mowing too short damages the blades leading to stunted root growth raising the chances of drought stress and turf disease.

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