Don’t Mow Too Much or Too Often

June 8, 2015
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The GoMow Bi-Weekly Service Is Ideal For Most Lawns

There is a rule of grass cutting that state that you should  never cut grass by  more than a third of its length. That means that you can’t wait too long  between grass cuts. We maintain lawns in Austin, Dallas, Garland, Irving, and  Plano and too often we see people let their lawn grow too tall, then cut it in  half. By removing more than one-third of the blade length at a time, they are  damaging their lawn.

Mowing is actually considered pruning. This is a form of injury to your grass. Severe cutbacks are much more stressful on grass than lighter cuts and require more energy to heal. When grass is growing fastest in mid-spring, this may mean going and mowing biweekly (twice a week). The detrimental alternative is to wait for your grass to grow above a point where you have to take off more than one-third. This not only shocks the grass but also creates large masses of clippings.

Regular Lawn Mowing Reduces The Problem Of Grass Clippings

Mowing biweekly or weekly prohibits clippings from being a problem. They’ll be short enough to disappear into the lawn. It is actually best to leave the clippings (on a regular schedule so you never have to bag them). This returns much needed nutrients to the lawn soil as they break down.