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Tips to Proper Mowing

Mowing is an important factor in creating a thick, healthy lawn. However, removing more than one-third of the lawn’s height can be detrimental to the health of your lawn.

Use this chart to help determine how tall your grass should be and how often it should be mowed.

Grass Type Height Range Optimal Height Mowing Frequency

  • Buffalo Grass: 1 to 2 inches 1.5 inches 7 to 14 days
  • Centipede Grass: 1 to 2 inches 2 inches 7 to 14 days
  • Common Bermuda Grass: 1 to 3 inches 1.5 inches 3 to 7 days
  • Hybrid Bermuda Grass: .75 to 2 inches 1 inch 3 to 7 days
  • Kentucky Bluegrass: 1.5 to 3 inches 2 inches 5 to 7 days
  • St. Augustine Grass: 2 to 4 inches 2.5 inches 5 to 7 days
  • Tall Fescue: 2 to 4 inches 2.5 inches 7 to 14 days
  • Texas Bluegrass: 1.5 to 3 inches 2 inches 5 to 7 days
  • Zoysia Japonica: 1 to 2.5 inches 1.5 inches 7 to 10 days
  • Zoysia Matrella: .5 to 3 inches 1 inch 5 to 7 days
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