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Grass Cutting Facts, Tips, And Information From A Local Lawn And Landscape Company Servicing Carroll County And The Baltimore Area

Get all the information you need from a professional before mowing your lawn this season.

Here are a few fun tips to know:

  1. Around 85 million households in the US have private lawns.
  2. The average homeowner spends approximately 4 hours caring for their lawn each week.
  3. The average lawn size for a home is 1/5 of an acre.
  4. One of every five homeowners rely on a lawn care professional to take care of their lawn maintenance and landscaping needs.
  5. Lawns are great at producing oxygen, in some cases they can produce more oxygen than trees. Given the grass growing season is lengthy, this makes grass great for maintaining balance for our ecosystem.

Mowing your lawn on a regular basis helps keep the grass short, neat and even and gives your lawn a very well manicured, orderly appearance. Besides the visual appearance, mowing your lawn can help eliminate some pests you don’t want and clear debris that could accumulate and leave clumps. If you do notice a lot of large clumps left behind from mowing make sure to even them out so as not to deprive your grass from the sunlight it needs. One major health benefit of regular mowing is that the fallen grass shoots which contain nitrogen help to fertilize the lawn. The plant matter composts quickly and revitalizes the soil underneath it. By slicing the growth down to a short and uniform level on a regular basis, all of the growth gets an equal distribution of resources.

The correct mowing height varies by type of grass, so you always need to make sure you know how high to set your mower. Cutting your grass to the correct height will help make sure that your grass receives enough water and sunlight to stay healthy. When the grass is cut, the hardiest and the healthiest shoots are the ones that do the best and will show through. You should keep your grass between 3-4 inches in height. You should not take off more than 20% each time you mow. Taking off more can cause patches of grass to burn and brown. By keeping the grass at the correct height you can also choke out weeds before they become a problem.

Overall, let the grass be your guide and use good judgment. If your grass is green it is growing and healthy but if it starts to turn yellow you should allow time for your grass to recover and grow strong again before it’s next mowing.

Here is a basic guide for the Spring to Fall mowing season:

In March growth will begin so start your lawn mowing with a high cut so as not to disrupt any dry grass left over from the previous fall/ winter.

In April when temperature and growth increases the frequency of mowing can increase from biweekly to weekly mowing, especially with high amounts of precipitation.

In the months of May & June you will want to mow frequently, weekly if possible. You can also lower the cutting height but still try to keep it around 4 inches.

In the months of July & August keep an eye out dry spells. If mostly dry growth will be slow but you will still want to mow every 2 weeks. If the weather is extremely hot and dry still mow every 2 weeks but keep the mower height raised so no burning occurs. If there happens to be a decent amount of moisture and precipitation you can mow more frequently.

In September when rain becomes more frequent grass will grow more frequently so you may want to mow weekly again.

In October growth will slow down considerably so raise your mower cut to winter height.

In November you will more than likely have your last regular cut of the year.