Mowing Your Way to Success

Proper mowing can mean the success or failure of your lawn.

Proper mowing practices, along with fertilization and irrigation, can largely determine the success or failure of a lawn. That’s because mowing correctly increases turf density, producing a tighter lawn. Correct cutting also promotes greater root depth. And, a dense lawn with deep roots yields numerous advantages. Count among them:

  • Tips for successful mowing

    Mow your way to landscape success

    Greater tolerance to drought

  • Ability to withstand insects
  • A reduction in weeds
  • Disease tolerance
  • Less temperature stress
  • Survival in poor soil conditions
  • Endurance in periods of nutrient deficiencies
  • Ability to tolerate foot traffic

To determine if you are mowing properly, check two factors: height and frequency. See the guide below for your lawn type.

Turfgrass Species Optimal Mowing Height (inches) Mowing Frequency (days)
Bahiagrass 3.0 – 4.0 7 – 17
Bermudagrass 0.5 – 1.5 3 – 5
Carpetgrass 1.5 – 2.0 10 – 14
Centipedegrass 1.5 – 2.0 10 – 14
Seashore Paspalum 1.0 – 2.0 5 – 10
St. Augustinegrass 2.5 – 4.0 5 – 14
Zoysiagrass 1.0 – 3.0 10 – 14

For more tips like these from our professionals, or to find out how our GreenUP Landscape Service can make your lawn beautiful, schedule a Free Landscape Inspection or call Massey’s GreenUP Landscape Services at 1-888-2MASSEY (262-7739).