Rules for Smart Mowing

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Cut no more than one-third the height of the grass in any single mowing.  By setting cutting heights correctly, you can greatly reduce weed growth and mowing frequency.  

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  • Mow only when the grass is dry.
  • Mow with a sharp blade.  Re-sharpen after every 10 hours of mowing.  Bring the blade to a professional sharpening service once a year.  Replace the blade as necessary.
  • Change mowing patterns frequently to prevent soil compaction.
  • Leave clippings on the lawn unless they are very long or wet.
  • Rinse clippings off your mower after it has cooled to reduce the chance of spreading lawn disease.
  • Cut grass at the high end of the recommended height range during hot weather.
  • Cut at the low end of the recommended height range during cool weather or in shade.
  • Make your last cut of the season at the low end of the recommended height range.

 

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C.H.

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