How Often Should You Mow Your Lawn?

Now that spring is right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about how you can help your lawn grow in bright, green, and healthy when the snow melts away and the temperature starts to rise. As a professional Bucks County lawn care company, Anthony Landscapes knows firsthand that every property owner wants their grass to look great. Unfortunately, most people don’t mow their lawn nearly as often as they need to in order to avoid yellow splotches or overgrown grass.How often should you mow your grass? The more often, the better. If your grass is green, that means it’s growing, which means that you’ll need to schedule more mowing sessions in to keep it looking great; this is especially true if you use an irrigation system or lawn fertilizer, as these products make grass grow even faster.

Generally, you should follow the “one-third” rule when deciding how much to mow: instead of making one drastic cut, you should cut no more than one-third of the grass’s height in a single mowing session. This prevents excessively traumatizing the grass by cutting it too short. If you let your grass get too long, mow off one-third of its height in one afternoon, reduce its height by another third the next day, and so on until your grass reaches an ideal height. Maintaining a consistently mowed lawn isn’t just great for your property’s immediate aesthetic value—it can also help water and fertilizer be absorbed more effectively, providing you with healthier grass in the long-term as well.

No time to handle your own lawn care? Anthony Landscape’s Bucks County landscape company is here to handle the toughest tasks for you—so you can enjoy a more beautiful lawn this spring. Give us a call today at 215-596-4730 to learn more or schedule your appointment for a free estimate!