Why is mowing high good for my lawn?

High Five for Mowing!

  1. Scalping (turf damage from mowing too short) won’t be an issue.
  2. With each mow, you’ll clip the optimum amount of the leaf blade. (Psst…that’s 30%)
  3. High mowing promotes root growth and improves drought tolerance.
  4. Controls broadleaf weed and crabgrass by shading the soil surface.
  5. Makes a grub-tolerant lawn because of the larger root mass.

Dave Smitley

Michigan State University Extension

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