Less really is more when it comes to cutting your grass. Not only is super short grass not as satisfying to frolic through barefoot, a close cut can leave brown or bare-looking spots in the grass. Repeated short cuts can weaken grass making it more susceptible to disease, weeds, and summer stress.
Grass blades are responsible for producing food to meet plant needs. When too much of the blade length is cut, it is forced to draw on reserve energy stores stunting growth and starving the plant.
A healthy lawn has plenty of blade length to get the job done. For more tips on mowing, read Mowing Do’s & Don’ts next.