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How To
Find The
Right Length
To Mow
Your Lawn
One aspect of lawn care that often gets overlooked is the height at which you mow your lawn. The University of Minnesota suggests keeping your lawn at a height of around 3 inches.
Maintaining your lawn at about 3 inches provides numerous benefits, from enhanced photosynthesis to natural weed suppression and deeper root growth.
However, this isn't a one-size-fits-all rule. The height at which you should mow your lawn depends on factors such as the type of grass, the season, and the health of your lawn.
Cool-season grasses, like Kentucky bluegrass, thrive when cut between 0.75 and 3.5 inches. Warm-season grasses, like the Bermuda type, prefer a trimmer look at 1 to 2 inches.
When mowing, follow the ⅓ rule: never cut more than ⅓ of the grass blade in a single mowing. This strategy promotes quicker recovery and robust growth.
Your mowing practice needs to adapt to the seasons, like in spring, mow more often. Let the grass grow longer in summer, then go back to a shorter cut in autumn.