When To Cut Your Grass For The First Time This Spring

  • Written by: Killingsworth Environmental
  • March 20, 2018

Know When To Start Mowing This Spring

March is officially here! With the change in season, comes change in your grass. Not all grass is made the same, in fact it is important to understand your grass when considering the best ways to take care of your lawn. Most importantly, deciding when to first cut your lawn in the spring will put you on pace to have an awesome looking lawn throughout the season.

If you see these two signs, it’s time to start mowing:

The Weather is Warming Up

If the ground is still frozen and cold from February weather, it’s best to avoid cutting your grass until it’s fully thawed out. This usually happens when the beautiful North Carolina trees start blooming in the middle of March (although lately the weather has been getting much warmer, much faster).

Your Grass is ~Two Inches

Grass is especially prone to injury in the spring when the climate is hot and dry. To avoid injuring grass, wait until the grass is standing at least 2 inches tall before starting your first cut. This allows its roots to fully mature.

After your first cut of the spring, your grass grass requires mowing about once a week to keep it healthy. If you would like some help, consider hiring a professional or setting a schedule for yourself to mow every Sunday.

Now that you know the best process for your lawn’s first fresh cut of the spring, check out a couple of tips on the best time to start fertilizing! Want to go the extra mile? Consider a lime application after your first cut of the season.

At the end of the day, we love helping you as much as you love your lawn. If you have any questions or simply want to schedule a service, give us a call and we will work out the best solution for whatever is on your mind.

Check out our free Lawn Care Workbook for the best practices, tips and tricks to keeping your lawn looking great all year long!

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