How high do you mow the grass?
An optimal height for a cool-season grass generally is about 2 1/2 inches. And at each mowing, you should only be removing about the top 1/3 of the grass blade. Consequently, a good time to mow lawns is when your grass is about 3 2/3 inches high.
How to Properly Mow Tall Fescue Grass. One of the easiest ways to help promote a healthy lawn is to practice proper mowing habits. The ideal mowing height for Tall Fescue is 3.5-4 inches.
- In areas of it's adaptation, Tall fescue grass for lawns should be mown at a height of 3" to 3.5" leaving the grass clippings on the lawn. Mowing at this height will give the lawn an even textured finish. For athletic fields, mow to a height of 2 to 3 inches.
- An optimal height for a cool-season grass generally is about 2 1/2 inches. And at each mowing, you should only be removing about the top 1/3 of the grass blade. Consequently, a good time to mow lawns is when your grass is about 3 2/3 inches high.
- In general, ten minutes of watering per session (morning and evening) will provide enough water to keep the top couple inches of soil moist. As your new grass seed grows and flourishes, you can water deeper and less frequently – this will encourage established grass roots to extend deeply into the soil.
If it sinks as you walk, it is too wet. Second, it is never safe to use an electric mower with an extension cord when mowing wet grass (this should be obvious, I think). Third, your mower blades need to be very sharp. If you meet all of those conditions and you're really in a jam, you are free to mow that damp lawn.
- Actually, when the sun is at its peak, mowing can stress your lawn. Your grass is busy photosynthesizing and trying to keep in moisture. Cut off the tips of the grass in the heat of the day, and you'll practically hear it whimper. Evening: Morning and lunchtime are out, which brings us to late afternoon/early evening.
- Mowing Mistake #4: You mow when the grass is wet. Sometimes it's unavoidable. You might prefer to mow first thing in the morning, but this usually means that the grass will still be damp from morning dew. Wet grass simply doesn't cut as well as dry grass, which means you're more likely to cause damage.
- Despite best laid plans to mow the lawn on a set schedule of, for example, every five days, the weather may not cooperate. That can be especially bothersome when it forces you to decide whether or not to cut a wet lawn. Although mowing grass before a rain is best, mowing a wet lawn is acceptable when done correctly.
Updated: 12th November 2019