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Best practices for lawn care

For most home lawn grasses mowing at a height of two to three and a half inches is best, according to Colorado State University Turf Specialist Tony Koski. If you have a different grass such as Bermuda or Zoysiagrass then mow to a height of three-quarters of an inch to one and a half inch.

Proper mowing heights for different grass species is encouraged. The side effects of mowing too low end up placing more stress on your grass. Why? The lower you mow the less surface area left on the grass blade to produce food for the grass plant. Mowing at lower heights causes more frequent mowing and reduc...


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