Many wonder how high or how low the lawn should be mowed.  It’s a good general rule to mow the lawn high.  How high?  3 inches – 3 1/2 inches is good for most of the season.  At the very end of the season you can lower the height of the lawn mower really short.  How short?  Well short enough but don’t “scalp” the lawn.  We don’t want tall grass when the snow comes because this can lead to disease issues from moldy grass being covered in snow (little air flow under the snow).  When the lawn is mowed high it will actually shade the soil and allow any moisture in the soil to be used by the grass and prevent some evaporation.  Also it will help prevent some of the weed seeds that are blowing in the wind from working their way down into the soil… this means less weeds and less chemicals needed.

If the lawn is mowed too short in the spring and summer then the soil will dry out faster, get more weeds and won’t be healthy, thick and beautiful despite any lawn applications done to it.

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