When mowing it is important to mow at the correct height. Starting the season at 2-3  inches will help clean up dead grass and get the lawn under control. Raising to 3-4  inches will help shade out weeds and conserve moisture in the soil during the heat of summer. Mowing high also makes the lawn appear thicker. During the growing season its very important to not cutting more than 1/3 of the grass height. So if the desired cutting height is 3 ½ inches the grass needs to be cut when its no higher than 5 inches. This method reduces the  “shock” of cutting the grass, and allows the roots to continue to grow. When you cut more than 1/3 of the height of the grass, the grass slows root growth to concentrate on regrowing the blade. Deep roots are what we want to help fight summer heat and drought.

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