Tips for Homeowners

Great advice to keep your lawn looking its best

Proper Mowing Height

The height at which you mow your lawn not only varies by the turf type of grass you have in your yard, but also can determine how much water is needed to maintain its fullest green color all through the Spring, Summer and early Fall. By mowing your lawn too short, you may not leave enough grass blades to sustain a healthy growth. However, if the grass gets too long, it can become prone to pests or disease.

General Rule

A good general rule is cool season grasses should be left at about 2 ½ inches for optimal growth. Only the top 1/3 of the blades of grass should be cut with each mowing with a sharp blade. One should make sure you’re mowing the lawn on a consistent basis to maintain best color and thickness.

Grass Type
3-D BluegrassTM 2-1/2 to 3 inches
SportstuffTM Bluegrass and Ryegrass 2-1/2 to 3 inches
EcoloturfTM 3-1/2 to 4 inches
Elite Plus Water StarTM Tall Fescue and Bluegrass 2-1/2 to 3 inches


Greenlawn offers many more sod varieties than are listed here. Should we generalize these into “bluegrass/ryegrass” and “fescue/bluegrass” or should we list all varieties?

All grass types need mowing normally once per week in the spring, summer and fall. Occasional mowing in a different pattern will allow less wheel compaction and maintain a more vertical blade growth.

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