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Spring Lawn Mowing

Written by Hilary on April 8th, 2009

Mowing Your Lawn In The Spring

When the weather begins to warm up, your lawn will start to grow as well, but don’t rush out with your lawn mower just yet.

It’s best to wait to give your lawn that first spring mowing until the grass has grown at least 2 inches (5 cm) or more tall.

This is because the roots are growing and renewing as well, and the grass needs vigorous top growth initially to get off to a healthy start.

As soon as your lawn has reached 2 inches (5 cm) or more in height you can start mowing again. But remember the rule of thumb: Never remove more than a third of the grass blade at any one time.

For example: If you have a bluegrass lawn which does best with a 2 inch (5 cm) cut, then let it grow to 3 inches (7.5 cm) tall and then cut it back by 1 inch (2.5 cm) to get the grass back to optimum height.

More Lawn Care Articles:

How High To Mow Your Lawn

Grow a Green, Lush Lawn – Part 1
Choosing the best grass variety for your area

Grow a Green, Lush Lawn – Part 2
Patching, Overseeding or Starting a New Lawn

For more Gardening Tips and Gardening Advice visit our main gardening website at Weekend Gardener Monthly Web Magazine – www.weekendgardener.net

Have great week!

 

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