- Maintain a regular mowing schedule. Usually once a week is sufficient, although when grass is rapidly growing you may need to mow more frequently to avoid cutting off more than 1/3 of the leaf blade.
- Recommend height: (3″ to 3 1/2″) during hot summer months, mow your lawn to the higher recommended height. Lawns that are mowed at higher heights will be stronger, thicker and have less weed problems.
- Keep mower blades sharp to prevent tearing or pulling of young plants and creating shock to the lawn.
- Mulch clippings and leave them on the lawn if possible. Grass clippings are good for the health of the lawn as long as they are distributed evenly and not allowed to remain in clumps. Grass clippings do not create thatch in the lawn and removing them will deny your lawn some essential nutrients. The only time collecting clippings is necessary is when the lawn is too tall to mulch properly. Also when disease is an issue, removing and destroying clippings is helpful for removing some of the fungal spores.