Mowing practices in Texas change as your grass grows, based on the seasons. To adjust to your lawn's needs, change the frequency and height that you mow your lawn throughout the year. Mow your lawn once a week between April and September while your warm-season grass is growing at a quick rate. Between February to April and September to December you can reduce your mowing schedule to bi-weekly because your grass will be growing slower during these times. Regardless of your mowing schedule, you should always follow the 1/3 rule, which minimizes stressing your grass out. By sticking to these schedules and by following the 1/3 rule, you can keep your grass at an ideal height without causing too much stress to it.
Mow your lawn weekly between April and September.
Texas lawns love the warm and sunny conditions that come around when April begins. Lawns in Texas are usually compromised of warm-season grass that grows best with lots of sunshine and warm weather. Warm-season grass starts growing at a faster rate and needs to be mowed more often in these favorable conditions. You should mow your lawn once a week, starting in April, and continue until the weather starts to cool off, at the end of September, in order to keep up with your lawn's rapid growth.
Mow your lawn bi-weekly from February to April and from September to December.
The weather starts to cool down during the spring and fall seasons in Texas. Warm-season grass grows slower during these cooler months. Therefore, your should still mow your lawn, just less than during the summer. From February until April, the grass will be growing pretty slowly, and bi-weekly mowing should be enough to keep up with its growth. As the fall and winter seasons approach, your grass will start to grow slower once again and you can reduce your mowing schedule to bi-weekly from September to December.
In January, your lawn is often growing so slowly that it won't need to be mowed at all during this month!
Never mow more than 1/3 off the top of your grass blades.
Since lawns grow at different rates throughout the year in Texas, you should adjust your mowing schedule to fit the needs of your lawn. However, no matter how often you are mowing your lawn, there is one important rule that you should always follow - the 1/3 rule. This rule states that you should never cut more than 1/3 off the top of your grass blades during a single mow. For example, if you wanted to keep your grass blades maintained at two inches, the grass could be cut to that height when it reaches three inches. If you cut off too much of the grass blade during a single mow, you can stress out your grass and potentially cause damage to it. When your grass is stressed out and damaged, it will need to focus its energy on healing itself, and won't grow as well as it should.
Make sure your mower blades are sharp before mowing your grass to make sure you don't rip or tear your grass.
Give us a call today to enroll in our lawn mowing program.
At Arboreal Lawn & Landscape, we offer a lawn mowing program that includes either weekly or bi-weekly mows, depending on the time of the year. We follow the best practices for mowing lawns so that your grass is always cut at the right height and to ensure that we don't cause any damage or stress to the lawn. We serve residential, commercial, and HOA properties in Rockwall, Wylie, Rowlett, and surrounding areas in Texas. Call us at (972) 521-6227 to enroll in our lawn mowing program today.