When it comes to mowing your lawn, a little off the top is the best way to go. Scalping your lawn – a common mistake made at the start of most seasons – can actually trigger a domino effect of stressors for your grass from which it may not recover.
Shearing your lawn to its scalp robs it of the ability to absorb sunshine through its leaves (photosynthesis) – essentially putting your lawn into shock. A good general rule to remember is to never cut more than one-third from the grass blades.
Because ideal heights for grass vary from type to type, this chart should give you an idea of where to start. To properly set your blade height, place your mower on a flat surface and measure from the ground to the blade.
|GRASS TYPE||IDEAL MOWING HEIGHT|
|Zoysia||0.5” – 1.5”|
|Bermuda||0.5” – 1.5”|
|St. Augustine||2” – 4”|
|Bahia grass||2” – 3”|
|Buffalograss||2” – 3”|
Knowing what type of grass you have is crucial since not all grasses are the same, and thus have different requirements for proper care. If you’re unsure about what type of grass you have for your lawn, we can help you out. Simply bring a sample into the Juniper officers, and we’ll help you out.
If you have any other questions about your lawn, we’d love to help. Contact us at Juniper Landscape Company today at (619) 334-9464.