Mowing is an essential factor to maintaining a beautiful lush lawn, and regular mowing is key to a green lawn. Other than the basics, such as never removing more than one-third of the grass blades at a time, and only mow to the height recommended for the selected species of grass, how often the lawn should be mowed is the most frequently asked question posed by property owners. Most experts will agree that during the growing season, mowing weekly is best, and will ensure your grass staying full, green, and healthy throughout the growing season.
Why is it necessary to mow the lawn weekly? In order to understand the reason behind frequent mowing, there are a few facts about grass growth that are important to understand. These factors are:
- Desired lawn height or how low you like to mow
- Health of the lawn
- Rate of Growth
- Type of turf
According the the University of Minnesota SULIS (Sustainable Urban Landscape Information Series), mowing too infrequently can cause damage, as too much of the plant is removed at once. This weakened grass plant will not be as resiliant to environmental challenges, such as drought, heat or other weather stresses. Weekly mowing is the best way to ensure your lawn is healthy, and to avoid shock damage by removing too much blade height at a time. If mowing the lawn weekly seems like a lot of time to invest in your lawn, hiring a professional lawn service is the best way to ensure your lawn gets the care it needs, and you get the time to enjoy it.