Mowing Your Lawn: A Good Start is Knowing the Right Information
There are several turf grass species adapted to the Midwest, so knowing them is key before you start mowing your lawn. The best choices for the northern part of this region are Kentucky bluegrass, and mixtures of Kentucky bluegrass and perennial ryegrass. However, in the transition zone, from southern Ohio across to Missouri and Kansas, turf-type tall fescue is the best. Tall fescue will tolerate the summer heat that otherwise severely injures Kentucky bluegrass.
It’s especially important at this time of year to mow your lawn at the proper height and at the right frequency. The rule of thumb to mowing your lawn is to remove no more than one-third of the plant at any one mowing. Here are specifics for the summer months:
• Kentucky bluegrass, perennial ryegrass, and tall fescue – mowing your lawn to a height of three inches.
• Zoysia grass and Bermuda grass – mow to a height of one to one and one-half inches.
• During periods of very active growth, you may need to mow every three to four days. At other times, once a week is sufficient. For best results, mow in different directions with each mowing.
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