What are the differences between lawns that thrive and those that look terrible after only a few weeks of hot summer sun? While there are many factors that influence how your lawn looks, one of the biggest is how short you mow the grass. Cutting grass blades too short can lead to disastrous results. How short is too short for your lawn?

Don’t Assume It Will Save You Time

Some homeowners and business owners are frustrated by how much time they spend mowing the lawn in the summer, so they assume that mowing it shorter will mean that they don’t need to mow it again for a longer time. In reality, the hour that you save will do permanent damage to your lawn in the long run. If you find yourself overwhelmed by how much time it takes you to maintain your lawn every week, working with a professional lawn care company is a better solution.

It Doesn’t Make Your Lawn More Attractive

Many people also keep their lawns mowed very short to mimic the perfectly manicured lawns that they see at golf courses or on television. In reality, those results are simply unrealistic for the majority of people and businesses. Highly manicured lawns are treated with a broad range of fertilizers, herbicides, and fungicides, and maintained with meticulous care. Mowing your lawn exceedingly short will not get you the same results.

What Is the Right Way to Mow?

The best way to take care of your grass is to keep it between 3 to 4 inches long. If you are used to having your lawn very short, this will feel long. In general, it’s best to keep your lawn at this height once a week during peak growing season or skip a week or two during a drought or extremely hot week. If you rely on us for professional turf care, we will automatically adjust mowing based on the condition of your lawn, so you never need to worry about it being too short or too unhealthy.

Summer Clean-Up and Lawn Care Services from JFC Grounds Maintenance

Ready to take better care of your lawn or commercial landscape? Give JFC Grounds Maintenance a call at (410) 655-2887.