You know that you are supposed to mow your lawn on a regular basis, usually at least once a week in the spring and summer, but lately there have been movements trying to eliminate mowing for a month at a time. While this could be tempting, it is important that you continue to mow your lawn if you want it to remain healthy. Here’s why.
Infrequent Mowing Hurts the Grass When Cut
The longer the blades of grass become, the more resources it becomes used to consuming. If you suddenly cut the grass by a few inches all at once, it’s going to be shocked as it suddenly needs fewer resources. This can sometimes kill your grass if it is unable to recover. Sometimes it needs additional irrigation to recover fully.
Excessive Grass Clippings
If you wait until the grass is long to mow your lawn, the extra long grass clippings will clump up over the turf, blocking the sunlight and stunting growth. If left without raking, the clumped clippings could actually kill the grass.
Generally Less Healthy
A well-manicured lawn is most likely to be a healthy lawn. When your lawn becomes unhealthy, it gets brown patches, as well as inviting pests and weeds that can be difficult to get rid of. If you want your grass to be healthy, you’ll need to make sure that you keep it mowed.
Of course, most cities or homeowners associations have policies about how high your grass can be. If you don’t want to incur a fine, you’ll need to continue mowing your lawn.
If you have any questions about how often you should mow your lawn based on your type of turf, contact us today for more information.