Mowing Your Lawn: How Often is The Right Amount?

May. 8th, 2015 by W Scott McAdam

When people think about lawncare, inevitably one of the tasks that comes to mind is mowing the lawn. There's no question that you should do it, if you want a healthy turf. But how often should you do it?


Weekly mowing is generally a good idea. Another rule of thumb is you shouldn’t remove more than one-third of the glass blade at any given time. So if you want to maintain grass at three inches long, for example, then you shouldn’t let it go any higher than 4 ½ inches.


If you need to take more than one-third, it’s best to do it in stages, with a couple days in between, or you will stress the turf and cause yellowing. Although the grass will come back, it’s not healthy to make these drastic, severe cuts.