How often should I cut my grass?

The basic rule of cutting grass is to never cut more than ⅓ of the leaf blade off. Cutting it too short can lead to an unhealthy lawn. Proper lawn care in the fall, including mowing, watering, and fertilizing, will help it survive the winter in excellent health, resisting disease and controlling weeds in the coming spring. Most grass should be mowed to between 2 and 2.5 inches high in the spring and fall, and 3 to 4 inches high in the summer. In the summer, the high heat can make cutting more traumatic for the grass, so cutting less often keeps the grass in a healthier condition. Taller grass is able to make more carbohydrates for itself, and there is also a correspondence between height of blades and depth of roots. Grass with deeper roots is better able to withstand stress, such as the hot summer sun. For complete outdoor grounds maintenance services in Vermont, trust Wise Oak for everything from spring clean-ups and mowing to shrub care and irrigation system management.

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