Mowing - one-third at a time

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How much grass should I cut off when mowing?

Mowing - one-third at a time

No matter how tall the grass is, stop yourself from cutting off more than one third of the blade length in any single mowing. If you remove more than 40% of the grass blade the roots stop growing. The grass should always look green even after you cut it. Also cutting one-third will produce small clippings that you should leave on the grass.

   

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