So you have a home with a yard but you don’t know when to your grass. That’s ok. Many first-time homeowners learn as they go, and the same can be said for lawn care. While you may be looking for the perfect lawnmower for your needs, you first need to learn more about the type of grass you have.
“During your grass’s growing season, mowing once a week should be plenty,” Brad Leahy, owner of Blades of Green, a lawn care company that has been cutting Maryland and Northern Virginia lawns for more than 25 years, told LawnStarter. Maintaining your grass is easy once you figure out what you are working with.
Here’s When You Need To Cut Your Grass
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Most people enjoy their grass when it’s about two inches tall. Grass that is taller than three inches has a greater chance of growing fungus, which can impact your entire lawn. You don’t want to cut your grass when it’s too short either. Cutting your grass when it’s too short will encourage sun spots, and that can make your yard look less appealing.
It also helps to mow your lawn regularly, especially in the summer.
The Best Times To Mow Your Lawn
The best time to cut your grass is early in the morning. Between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. are the ideal times. If you cut your grass before then, you run the risk of cutting possible dewy grass from the night before. That can not only ruin your lawnmower if wet grass clogs the mower, but it can alter the state of your grass.
Avoid cutting grass in the afternoon as well as you don’t want to cut grass when it’s hot outside. Lastly, skip cutting grass at night because your grass won’t have enough recovery time throughout the day. Once you cut your grass, allow 24 hours before walking on it.
Tips for Mowing Your Grass
“Once you finish mowing around any features and move on to mowing the open lawn, I suggest homeowners establish a mowing pattern, whether that’s straight rows or circles; again, whatever works best for you and your lawn,” says Leahy.
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