Spring Turf Tip: Mowing

Spring Turf Tip: Mowing

Welcome to Spring!

With the weather warming and Mother Nature returning to life, it is important to start the year with sound cultural practices.

Soon the lawns will be moving into their most aggressive growth period of the year. The importance of cutting your grass to a height of no less than 3 1/2 inches, cannot be stressed enough. As the top of the grass plant is rapidly growing, so are the roots and the crown of the plant, located at the soil base. The crown supports and provides nutrients to the rest of the plant. When cutting, it’s very important not to disturb the crown, which sets the stage for the entire season and the plant’s ability to survive a variety of weather conditions, such as drought.

So when cutting, remember to cut high and cut often. It is best to leave your clippings for a healthy, strong turf.

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