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:
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).