When should I mow my lawn after winter?

The mowing of the lawn calendar depends on various factors and does not follow a specific scheduled date. Also, it is crucial to meet the right time for healthy grass growth throughout the year. So, now you might be wondering, when should I mow my lawn after winter?

You can mow your lawn in March by monitoring some visible signs and climate conditions. Look for the grass growth at intervals and calculate its height. The post-cutting height should be 2-2.5 inches, while when you begin to mow, cut 1/3 of the grass height leaving approximately 3-3.75 inches of length.

Few other things to consider about mowing the lawn after winter are as follows:

Look for the visible signs of lawn

We track the lawn care mowing calendar based on the effects of weather and other seasonal shifts like early spring rainfalls. So, it’s best to know when you should avoid cutting the lawn after winter.

First, evaluate the ground condition, as it is a great stimulus to know the right time for lawn cutting. So, if you detect visible signs of soft soil and frost over the lawn, then do not mow your lawn. Otherwise, in such soggy soil, you will only damage the turf and lead to soil compaction.

Secondly, it is also when Magnolia trees start flowering bloom, and the soil reaches an ideal growth state. So, it's a perfect indication to start cutting the lawn.

Most importantly, you need to pick the last leaves of fall. Suppose they are still present on your lawn in March. In that case, we advise you get your mowing done as soon as possible because it damages the grass and causes trouble for lawn evaporation, eventually resulting in dead grass during the spring.

Figure out the climate condition

Hold back from mowing until the climate temperature shows consistent 40°F. During this time, you ensure the lawn gets fully thawed and reaches the right height. Now you are all set to mow your lawn after winter.

Make sure when you cut the grass, it is dry. But what if you witness seasonal rainfall in March? And might think about whether you can still mow your lawn?

Here Are A Few Valuable Tips

Opt for sharper land mower blades to avoid tearing of grass and mow the lawn properly.

Set your mower a bit high to cut the grass height at an optimal length of 1/3. It ensures to boost the growth of turf when strikes with the early bright sunlight of spring.

Lastly, after mowing the lawn, rake up the leftover wet grass to avoid any accumulation of diseased plants.

Additional Tip

It seems pretty hectic to measure the grass every time you mow. So, we have found the best way to measure the exact height after the lawn awakes from its winter nap. 

All you need to do 

Adjust the height of the mower blade and begin marking the wheel with an arrow-shaped line for the approximate minimum cut-size of grass. So, when the grass grows its height and meets or outlast the marked line on the land mower, you are good to mow the lawn.

To wrap up

By monitoring the growth of grass where it has reached 2-3 inches in height or more, you make sure the grass is ready for the first cut. Otherwise, when cut too short, it will lead to grass injury. The larger grass blades ensure to strengthen the root growth. 

Therefore, we recommend you mow the lawn in a few sets of intervals instead of cutting it all at once. By doing so, you will also avoid causing unnecessary stress to the plant.

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