Just wanted to update all of our Ingram Lawn & Garden customers on summer lawn cutting conditions.
First a little background. We cut your grass at 3.5” in height during the spring and summer months. The slighly higher length provides additional protection to the grass roots from the ground drying out. By retaining mositure longer (from the higher length) your grass actually thrives and thickens which reduces weed growth over time. In short, it’s heathier for your lawn. As we enter the fall we will drop the mower blades down to 3” and the last cut of the season our blade height will be set at 2.5” on most properties. This short length will allow natural growth for your lawn over the colder months (in case we warm up a bit above 45 degrees on days) and still look nice. We will stop cutting grass when daytime temperatures are below 40-45 degreees for a prolonged period.
During these hot summer days we watch rainfall amount. If we do not get any rain in-between your scheduled cutting and the daytime tempertures are 85 degrees or higher we evaluate if your property should be cut. This evalution is done on a property to property basis since each property has different grasses, shade conditions and water retention conditions. If we do cut your lawn and it’s hot out please remember we are cutting at 3.5” height so your lawn has very little chance of being adversely affected (buring out) because we are cutting it. In fact, just the opposite. If you let your grass grow too high then cut you could harm the grass. A common misconception is cutting the grass during the morning is better for the grass, that is simply not the case.