How Often Should You Cut Your Grass in Ohio

POSTED ON January 18, 2020 BY Galena Lawn Care

Up north, Ohio receives a good amount of snow and rain whereas down south, the weather is moderate with occasional rain and snow. That makes caring for lawns a seasonal job for most homeowners. Since snow is common in winter in all parts of the state, lawn maintenance is more of a thing of spring and summer in Ohio. If you have a lawn that you like to keep lush and handsome in the warm months, then cutting the grass timely is the way to do it. But, oftentimes, having great lawn guys does not prove sufficient when you are not sure how often should you cut your grass. While trusting the landscapers with the maintenance is a wise thing to do, it’s always better to know things yourself.

Here are some tips that can help you calculate the exact time when your lawn grass will need cutting again.

Know the Cutting Height

The reason you want to rely on professional lawn mower to do the cutting and trimming is because industrial equipment deliver infinitely better results than domestic mowers and shears. Those equipment are better adapted to the conditions of different grasses. So the question here is how high should you cut your grass?

On an average, 2 to 3 inches is a good cutting height, but it also depends on the type of grass you have in your lawn. Perennial Ryegrass and Kentucky Bluegrass look best when cut at 2 to 2.5 inches. With tall fescues, you can go slightly higher at 2.5 to 3 inches. The said height is good for spring through autumn when the weather is warm and occasionally wet.

Galena Lawn Care has experts onboard who have specialized knowledge about different grass types and training in mowing them perfectly.

The Right Mowing Schedule

There is no such thing as a one perfect schedule that works for all lawns. Even inside Ohio, the soil varies in fertility and composition. That makes it more a question of the right mowing schedule for individual lawns as opposed to the one mowing schedule that works for all lawns.

You will know that it’s time to mow out your lawn when it starts to look willowy and a bit out of shape. Some people make the mistake of cutting the grass too short to keep the grass from growing back too soon. So, in order to have a decent interval in between cuttings, how tall should you cut your grass?

The problem with cutting the grass too short is that the whole lawn will look dried out and yellow till the blades grow an inch back. So, the ideal time is between one and two weeks. Wait anywhere between seven to fourteen days to mow the lawn, and when you do,make sure to keep the blade setting at the middle to give the grass a medium length.

When It Rains

Rain is common in all parts of Ohio. In winter, the days it does not snow, it rains. In summer too, it rains now and then. While precipitation is good for vegetation, it puts the house owners in a bit of a fix. Everybody who owns a lawn knows that it’s not the best thing to mow the grass after a rain. So, what’s the ideal thing to do when it rains every other day?

You don’t want to mow a wet lawn for two reasons, tall and wet grass can overwork the mowers causing it to overheat. Especially if the grass is tall and very wet, you want to wait out till its dry again. Second, mowing a wet lawn can cause the grass to clump the mower deck. The mower can also make the soft soil muddy after a rain. So, the best thing to do is to wait until the grass is reasonable dry. Take a quick walk and check your shoes. If your shoes come out dry, it’s good to mow.

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