Proper Mowing Heights

Posted by on Mar 26, 2012 in Landscaping | 0 comments

How high or low should I mow my lawn?

Recommended mowing heights differ depending up on the grass type. Note that grass is generally mowed higher in summer and lower during wet, cool periods in spring and fall. Also, in areas that receive freezing weather, the last mowing of the season should be slightly lower to help sunlight reach the base of the grass plant.

Recommended Mowing Heights Inches

  • Bentgrass ¼ – ¾
  • Kentucky Bluegrass 1 ½ – 2 ½
  • Fine Fescues 1 ½ – 2 ½
  • Perennial Ryegrass 1 ½ – 2 ½
  • Tall Fescue 2 ½ – 3
  • Bahiagrass 2 – 4
  • Bermudagrass ½ – 2
  • Buffalograss 2 – 3
  • Centipedegrass 1 ½ – 2 ½
  • Seashore Paspalum 1 ¿ 2
  • St Augustine 2 – 4
  • Zoysiagrass ¾ – 2