Not only should you keep your lawn watered during the spring and summer months, but you should also keep it mowed. Mowing every 10 days is best for St Augustine type of lawns.
Please mow yourself, contract a local neighborhood lawn boy, or hire a lawn service for infrequent or scheduled mowings.
Please consider Lawn-Mat Lawn Care Services a schedule your next mowing and getting on a 10 day mow schedule.
Keeping your lawn healthy and well groomed
Lawn mowing, although often overlooked, greatly effects your lawns appearance and general health.
- Don’t cut your grass too short, particular for cool season grasses. Higher heights usually provide for a deeper root system, looks better, and is less likely to have weeds invading, particularly crabgrass.
- Don’t remove any more than one third of the grass leaf at any one cutting. If circumstances arise that a lawn gets too tall and you just have to lop off a bunch to get caught up, bite the bullet and break it down into several mowings to get caught up with 3 or so days between cuttings.
- Try to avoid mowing when the grass is wet.
- When mowing only a third with each cutting, you can safely leave clippings that will quickly decompose and add nutrients back into the soil. Contrary to popular opinion, grass clippings do not add to thatch buildup. Grass blades are made up of about 75% water.
- Mow your lawn in a different direction with each mowing, especially with lawns of shorter grass types. Altering the direction ensures a more even cut since grass blades will grow more erect and less likely to develop into a set pattern.