What Height Do I Mow My Lawn?

Not all grass varieties are created equal and proper mowing height can make or break your lawn. Check out this mowing guide below to help you maintain the ideal height for your lawn.

TifTuf™ Bermuda 0.5 -2 "
Bermuda 1 - 2"
Zoysia 1 - 2"
Centipede 1.5- 2"
Bluegrass 1 - 2.5"
Perennial Ryegrass 1.5 - 2.5"*
St. Augustine 2.5 - 3.5"
Fescue 2.5 - 4"

*Keep blades sharp – dull blades can shred and damage leaf blades.

Mowing Tips:

MOST IMPORTANTLY – The One-Third Rule: NEVER cut more than one-third of the blade at any one time when mowing. Most of the photosynthetic process of a blade of grass takes place in the middle third of the blade because it’s usually the widest part of the blade.

 

LAWN UNDER STRESS – Mow Higher: Keep your lawn at the higher range of length for your variety when under stressful conditions, such as hot weather or drought, or if you have a shaded lawn.

IN COOLER WEATHER – Cut your grass a little lower and reduce frequency of mowing.

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