Don’t Cut Too Short

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. 

Already got a super short cut? Don’t worry you can fix it:

01 give it time

Skip a mow to let your lawn build up some new growth.

02 stay sharp

Check to see if your mower blade needs a mid-season sharpen. A sharp blade reduces grass stress.

Sunday’s Chief Science Officer, Frank walks through blade sharpening step by step

03 right height

Adjust your mowing height to the highest setting for your grass.

Rule of thumb: cut only ⅓ of your grass length each time you mow. 

04 timing is everything

Mow during the cooler part of the day either morning or evening to help reduce grass stress especially in hot summer weather. 

Depending on how short the grass was to start, your lawn should make a full recovery in about 3 weeks.

but why does it matter?

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.