Green Grass
Established in 1992.
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State Licensed Contractor #763414
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MOWING

How often should I mow my lawn?

Usually mowing once a week is sufficient. However, when lawns grow more rapidly, you may need to mow more often to avoid cutting off more than 1/3 of the length of the grass blades.


How high should I mow?

Using one of the higher settings on your mower will give the best results. You should never cut off more than 1/3 of the length of the grass blades in a single mowing. This makes sure that you don't scalp the lawn.


Recommended mowing heights

Fescue 1 1/2" - 2 1/2"
Bluegrass 1 1/2" - 2 1/2"
Ryegrass 1 1/2" - 2 1/2"
Bermuda 1/2" - 2"
Zoysiagrass 3/4" - 2"



Other tips

Keeping the mower blade is very important. A dull blade tears the end of the grass blades, causing it to turn brown later. This type of grass blade damage contributes to the spread of fungus.

Mow in a different direction each time you mow to avoid ruts in the lawn. This also prevents the grass from leaning to one direction.

Use sidewalks and driveways, when possible, to make turns with the mower.

Mowing a wet lawn can invite fungus into your lawn and could give you an uneven cut.