Fescue Lawns and Warm Season Grasses, like Bermuda, both have a lot of activity going on this month as Spring quickly approaches. With seasonal temperatures rising to the 65 - 70 degree range and time changing back to longer days and more sunlight, there is one common question we hear a lot. When is it okay to mow? This is an excellent question because mowing the lawn is one of the most important things we can do to keep it healthy, beautiful, and thick.
For Fescue lawns, start with a light topping or high cut once grass blades reach 3 inches. This will help to keep the lawn even and encourage new growth and greening. It's fine to leave the clippings on the grass, as they will be full of water and nitrogen your soil needs. What about watering? We’ve had a lot of rain, so avoid mowing a wet lawn and make sure the ground is not soggy to avoid ruts. Mowing over the lawn in early Spring provides benefits like better weed control, earlier green up, and an well maintained appearance.