Most homeowners are aware that the type of grass you have on your lawn requires specific treatment, including a particular watering schedule, amount of sun, and, of course, mowing, but all of these things can be affected by the seasons. Most often, regardless of the type of grass you have, you are going to get the best results by mowing your lawn to the right height. Here’s what you need to know about setting your mower height for fall.
Things to consider
In addition to getting specific information for your type of grass, you will also need to consider a few other factors to determine appropriate mower height. Consider the needs of your turf type and factors such as how quickly it grows and in what seasons. If you are ever unsure of the watering schedule or mowing height for fall Florida lawns, you should get expert advice before making any seasonal changes to your lawncare.
Fall usually means slower growth.
Although your Florida grass is not dormant just yet, it is going to stop growing as fast as it did in the spring and summer months. Still, you’ll need to continue mowing regularly to keep your grass at the healthiest height to withstand the winter. At the same time, mowing too often can be detrimental to your sod for the coming year.
Proper mowing height will keep your grass alive.
If you don’t mow your lawn frequently enough in the fall, you may have dead grass in the spring. Grass being too high is one of the most common reasons for turf to die. A thick blanket of grass during the dormant winter months will smother your lawn.
At the same time, mowing your lawn too short will also kill it off over the winter. Grass that is too short will expose roots to the cooler temps, which depending on your type of grass can damage your sod beyond repair.
If you are afraid you’ll need new sod this spring or if you need help caring for your newly sodded lawn, contact us today.