Here's How Often You Should Mow Your Lawn

If you're proud of how amazing the exterior of your home happens to be, then you surely do your best to tend to any grassy areas that might be on your property. Whether big or small, there's no doubt your lawn benefits from regular TLC. It will also remain in top condition if you know exactly how to take care of and maintain it. Because honestly, who wants to put in all that effort, only for their sod to turn burnt, dry out, and die off? Not to mention the fact that it won't help boost your property value if your grass is in a visibly dire state.

In order to keep your grass in tip-top shape, you'll want to be sure to always use a lawn mower that has a sharp blade, according to Executive Lawn Care. You'll also want to water it well on occasion instead of merely giving it a little water regularly. Additionally, it's important to use fertilizers properly as well as aerate the area. Beyond that, you'll need to cut your grass on a regular basis, which is something most people do around 30 times annually.

Does that seem like a lot to you? Perhaps it seems like too little. Maybe you're not quite sure how many times a year you mow your lawn but want to know how often you should be doing so. If that's the case, then you'll be interested to find out there's a very good answer to that very question.

Your mowing schedule should consider a few factors

Considering how much work you might be putting into keeping the exterior of your home looking fabulous, the last thing you want to do is make mistakes that could be destroying your lawn. Instead, it's best to know a few key ways to keep your grass looking gorgeous and healthy. That includes mowing it in intervals that best suit your particular property.

Depending on how much sun your lawn gets and how often you water it, it might grow at different rates. Not to mention, different kinds of sod can also grow at slower or faster rates. That's why you need to consider how quickly your grass grows before you settle on a schedule, according to Niemeyer's Landscape Supply. While mowing it once a week is a general rule of (a green) thumb, you can certainly cut that back to once every two weeks if need be.

At the same time, it might be best to completely ignore a set schedule and decide when your grass needs to be cut based on how long it is, per Eco Green. Be sure to also give it enough time to grow a little longer in order to establish a decent root system and help prevent weeds. When you finally do need to give your lawn a trim, only do so when you can comfortably take off a third of the length without cutting it too short.