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?
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 of 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”.