Did you know that improper mowing habits can place significant amounts of stress on your lawn? Do you know the optimum height and frequency that you need to be mowing for your specific turfgrass variety?
Mowing is a very important part of proper lawn maintenance and plays a huge role in the overall quality of your turfgrass. If your mowing height is lower than the optimum range for your variety, undue stress will occur which may cause a steady decline of your lawn. As a result, pests (i.e. weeds, diseases, insects) may invade your site. The same goes for your frequency of mowing. If you are leaving "windrows" of grass clippings when you mow, you are probably mowing too infrequent. A good rule of thumb is to never take off more than 1/3 of the leaf blade each time you mow. So, do your homework and find out what mowing height is appropriate for your lawn grass and always remember to keep your mower blades sharpened. You and your lawn will be pleased with the results!
For more detailed information on "mowing", go to the Aggie-Turf web site at http://aggie-turf.tamu.edu and click on "Answers 4 You", then "Mowing".