If you are a new home owner, you now have some grass to take care of on a regular basis. You also get to paint, pressure wash, stain the deck, and the list goes on forever. Some of these homeowner duties are done only once a year, while others get put on a more frequent to do list. Mowing the lawn is one of the more frequent tasks. We will look at some factors to determine a mowing schedule. That way you will know exactly how often you should mow your lawn.
How Often You Should Mow Your Lawn Depends on These Factors
Let’s face it, we are all pretty busy people here in 2014. There are endless ways that eat away at our free time. So we want to spend as little time on home chores as possible. That way we have time for our fun pursuits like tennis, golf, fishing, shopping, or binge watching Netflix. Mowing does not have to be a time eater, but it needs to be done regularly.
One thing to look at when setting a mowing schedule for your lawn is how much you fertilize it. Lots of fertilizer equals more mowing. Many fertilizer companies use extra chemicals to green up the grass super fast. So using these services will ensure more frequent mowing for you. Weekly mowing is needed and sometimes even twice a week if you can imagine. A slower release fertilizer like a simple ’10-10-10′ general fertilizer will give the turf nutrients, but won’t cause super fast growth.
2. Dry or Wet Climate?
If your area of the country receives regular rain, then plan on mowing more frequently as well. Weekly m
owing is suggested, so you won’t have the grass pile up and clump. The same goes for running the sprinklers on a regular basis. Dry weather and no sprinklers can allow mowing to slow to every two weeks.
3. Time of the Year
The time of year matters as well. Springtime mowing can be weekly in many states. Summer heat can slow yards to a crawl and bi-weekly cuts. Cooler fall temperatures will increase the regularity back to at least every ten days.
4. Grass Type
Different grass types play a role in how often mowing is needed as well. There are so many grass types to consider. We will save that for a future post. A good rule of thumb when figuring out how often to mow is to simply walk in the grass. Looking at it can be deceiving. Try walking barefoot while you are at it. This is scientifically proven to make you feel better, seriously….
Still Got Doubts?
Anyways, I hope this post cleared out some of your doubts about how often you should mow your lawn. If you think I forgot to mention any other factor, just drop me a message below and tell me, so I can add it to make this post even more complete. Thank you.
As always, happy mowing!