Home Improvement Expert Danny Lipford

How High to Mow Your Lawn for the Final Cut in the Fall

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Lawn mower cutting grass

Set your lawn mower a notch lower for the final lawn mowing in the fall.

What height should I mow my lawn for my final cut of fall? -John

During summer, lawns should be mowed at the highest setting, since you need the extra grass height to hold moisture and keep the soil cool. However, once your grass stops growing for the year, it’s a good idea to give it one last cutting at a lower height.

If left long during the winter, that extra top growth will bend under the weight of snow and rain, trapping cool moisture that quickly breeds winter fungal diseases. And, a lower mowing height will be more effective in mulching up fallen leaves.

For the last mowing or two of fall, simply lower your blades one notch, or set the blades at the lowest mowing height recommended for your grass type.

In spring, leave your mower blades at the lower setting for the first couple of mowings, then return the blades to the higher setting for the summer.
Julie

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  1. David trenholm Says:
    December 2nd, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    In spring time is ammonium sulfate 21-0-0 put out by lily good to use on st augustine grass? and when is the best time to put it on if it is recommendable? or do you have any other suggestions if not applicle? And or should I use steer manure at same time of ammonium sulfate application,please regard with your knowledge. Thank you much?

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