Growing and maintaining the perfect lawn starts with proper care habits. After choosing the right grass for your area, it is vital that you keep up with regular maintenance. This includes making sure that you mow your lawn at the proper height.
Before you look into the correct mowing height for your grass, you need to consider the type of turfgrass. For example, St. Augustinegrass needs to be mowed at a height of 2.5 to 4 inches, while bermudagrass needs to be at a height of only 0.5 to 1.5 inches. If you mow the turf to a level below the recommended level, you will scalp your grass. Scalping leaves it susceptible to weed, disease, and insect problems. For greener grass with a better root system, you can mow at a higher height. Mowing at a higher height allows for better drought tolerance and more photosynthesis.
For quality lawn care in Jacksonville, FL, as well as Tampa, Orlando, and South Florida, you can trust the dedicated crew at Southern Green. We have years of experience working on landscapes all across our great state and are ready to come to your home to provide you with fertilization, lawn pest control, and other custom care services.