Know Your LawnA properly trimmed lawn not only looks better, but it is also more likely to resist weeds, insects and disease. Whether you cut your own lawn or have a service, please take note of the following mowing guidelines:
St. Augustine GrassIf you have a St. Augustine lawn, you should be mowing once a week, maintaining an average height of 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 inches.*
Common Bermuda GrassWith this lawn type, you should be mowing between 1 1/2 to 3 1/2 inches. Mow once a week or if possible once every 5 days.*
Other Grass TypesShould be mowed between 2 and 3 inches.
* For Common Bermuda and St. Augustine mow at the lowest recommended level in early spring (March), and over time gradually raise the mower height so that it is a the highest recommended level by late June/early July. If possible, do not mow wet grass: When wet grass is mowed, it cuts unevenly and the clippings form clumps that create a barrier, preventing your lawn from receiving sunlight.