Lawn Mowing Frequency

Lawn Mowing Frequency

 

Lawn Mowing Frequency – perhaps the single most important part of turf management is the frequency of mowing grass. However, mowing is costly and time-consuming. Therefore, we compromise between what is practical and what is best.

By mowing the lawn, a two-fold intent is served. First, the benefits can be noticed. A cut lawn is something that is very pleasant to behold. Mowing the yard helps keep the grass short, neat and even. This gives your lawn a very well manicured and orderly appearance.

Lawn Mowing Frequency

Lawn Mowing Frequency

The second benefit is related to the health of your lawn. When you mow more frequently the grass clippings have time to decompose. When you wait too long to mow then there is a lot of grass clippings that are being deposited onto and into the soil which can a suffocating effect on your lawn. This can contribute to thinning of your lawn and accumulation of thatch. Simply put, not good.

Take golf courses, for instance, they mow on a daily basis.

Obviously, that’s not possible with a residential lawn but the point is, increasing the frequency of mowing your lawn has great benefits for your lawn.

So, when I hear someone deliberately hoping to mow their lawn once every two weeks or even less frequent I must remind them of just how huge of an investment their house is and the fact a well-manicured lawn is a very first thing that neighbors, friends, and prospective buyers see.

Lawn Mowing Frequency

Protect your investment and whether you’re doing it yourself or hiring a Lawn Mowing Service Company to take on the task, make sure your grass is mowed every week and more often if at all possible.

Wondering if you should bag your clippings or mulch them?

If bagging those grass clippings isn’t a labor of love, and you wish to help preserve landfill space then mulching is the way to go. That’s only one benefit to mulching your grass clippings when mowing your lawn, but that’s good enough reason for us!

Look for more on this subject on a future post.