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Lawn Mowing - Wet Spring Weather and Mowing Long Grass

by Mark
(CT)

QUESTION:


With the bad rain and weather my lawn is out of control long. Once the weather permits will it get damaged if I cut it several times in a row to get it back to 3 inches?

ANSWER:

Sure has been a rainy spring! Even here in Lewiston where we average 12.5 inches per year - it has been raining since March. Everything is green...and the grass is growing fast.

To answer your question - No, you will not damage your lawn by cutting it a couple times to get it back to a good height. It's just not a good idea to make a habit of letting it get out of control and then cutting it back hard - if you want to maintain a healthy lawn.

The 1/3 Rule is a guideline. Grass that is cut frequently also looks better - it will be more "leafy" and less "stemmy".

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