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Mowing Height Guide for Indiana Lawns

Mowing Height Guide for Indiana Lawns

If you mow your lawn, but are not doing it correctly or routinely, then you may be contributing to the turf's ultimate demise. Routine, precise mowing techniques help your lawn thrive and without them, your grass can weaken, which in turn makes it much more susceptible to the threats of fungal lawn disease or harmful insect invasions.

At Spider Lawn & Landscape, our lawn mowing experts have determined the ideal mowing heights for each type of cool-season grass that we have in Noblesville, Westfield, Carmel, and nearby areas of Indiana. Learn about how you should mow Kentucky bluegrass, perennial ryegrass, tall fescue, and fine fescue.


Kentucky bluegrass should be kept at certain heights in spring, summer, and fall.

If your lawn is made up of Kentucky bluegrass, then it needs to be kept at certain heights during the growing season. In spring and fall, make sure the grass blades are around 2.5 to 3 inches in height, while the summer height should be an inch taller at 3 to 3.5 inches.

The difference in height can be attributed to the fact that cool-season grasses grow faster in spring and fall, whereas the growth slows somewhat in the summer.


Your perennial ryegrass needs to be about 2 to 2.5 inches in height.

Perennial ryegrass growing on a Noblesville, IN lawn.

When mowing perennial ryegrass, you need to make sure the grass is about 2 to 2.5 inches in height. This keeps it from getting too short. In summer, consider adding a half inch in height so that the grass will be just tall enough to...

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