How often should you mow? How high should you set the blades? How often should you sharpen your blades? What should you do about grass clippings? What is Grasscycling? Maintaining a healthy lawn includes many steps, and proper mowing is one of the more important. Follow these helpful mowing tips to keep your grass healthy.
- Cut Often (at least every 7 days). Waiting too long between cuttings puts stress on the grass plant leading to discoloration and disease.
- Cut High (3+ inches). University studies have shown that the higher the cut, the deeper the root system, which means a healthier lawn is better able to withstand summer heat and drought stress.
- Cut Sharp. A dull blade shreds the grass leaving a dull haze and opens the leaf tissue for disease, while a sharp blade makes it easier to mow and is easier on your lawn.
- Cut & Mulch Clippings (Grasscycle!). Turf grass research shows that by using the proper equipment it is better to return clippings for nutritional and organic matter replenishment. This process is called Grasscycling and is a tremendous help to our environment because it reduces clippings that go to landfills.