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Is Lawn Mowing Height Really That Important?

Is Lawn Mowing Height Really That Important?

Unless you have a passion for lawn care like the pros at our mowing company, you probably are not a huge fan of mowing the lawn every single week. The monotony of this task makes it tempting to just mow the grass as short as possible and then forget about it for a few weeks--but doing this can actually spell disaster for your once healthy, green lawn.

Learn why mowing height for lawns in Carmel, Westfield, Noblesville, and surrounding cities is incredibly important for your grass' health.


Mowing height affects many other aspects of your lawn.

When you keep your cool-season grasses at the correct height for their type, your lawn will be much happier and healthier. The correct height of your lawn depends on the type of grass you have, whether it be tall fescue, perennial ryegrass, Kentucky bluegrass, or fine fescue. Here's how mowing height affects other aspects:

Spider Lawn & Landscape lawn care worker mowing a yard at the proper height in Carmel, IN.

  • Photosynthesis: When your grass is too short, it cannot perform adequate photosynthesis. In turn, this has adverse effects on the health of the grass and its root system. Taller blades can photosynthesize much more efficiently and transport nutrients throughout the entire structure of your lawn.
  • Root growth: If you want shallow root growth that will cause your grass to be very weak and likely to be overtaken by weeds, insects, or fungal disease, then continue to mow at a short height. If, however, you want a strong root structure that will support a healthy, full lawn, ...
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