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When it comes to mowing the lawn, there are a few simple recommendations that typically apply to just about every type of grass. If you want your grass to grow in a healthy way, you have to make sure that it has the right size, it’s being watered at the right intervals, and it gets a consistent amount of sunlight throughout the week.


Mowing the lawn is important, since the more surface area is reached by sunlight, the more energy your lawn will get in order to grow strong and healthy. If it gets the right amount of sun, the grass you planted will continue growing well throughout the summer, and it won’t succumb to pests and disease. It also won’t turn yellow and brown because it was exposed to too much sunlight.


The rule of thumb is to mow the lawn in such a way that it’s taller in the spring and autumn and shorter in the summer. A difference of a single inch might not seem like much, but it can be very significant. For warm weather grasses, you can consider cutting them at a lower height of about 2.5 inches, since they do much better during the summer. Cool season grasses might experience more problems, so it’s best to keep them at a slightly greater height of about 3 to 4 inches.  Mow shorter when applying a compost for lawn to enrich the soil in Spring and Fall.