How Short Should I Cut My Grass?
At this point, you are probably looking out the window at your yard asking “well how short should I cut my grass?” Knowing how long or how short to cut your grass is vital for maintaining a healthy, beautiful yard. If you let your grass grow too long, you risk it becoming overrun with pests such as mosquitos, snakes, chiggers, etc. Also, it just looks lazy, and unkempt. Whereas, if you cut it too short, your grass becomes much more vulnerable to heat, weeds, and drought. Luckily, you have CGreen’s Landscape Management to help answer that question! In order to figure this out, you first need to know what season your grass falls into.
These grasses tend to experience the most growth in the fall and spring months. A few examples are Kentucky bluegrass and fescues. We don’t usually find this type of grass in the Dallas area, but on average, the ideal heights for these grasses vary between 1 and 4 inches. It is important to note that each individual type of grass that falls in the cold-season grass category has its own ideal height. So, make sure you research your grass type and see what it is!
Warm-season grasses such as St. Augustine, Bermuda, centipede, and zoysia, are much more common in the Dallas area. These grasses experience the most growth during the height of the summer. In general, the ideal length for these grasses falls between .5 and 4 inches of length. Similar to cold-season grasses, whichever individual type of grass you have will determine how short or how long you should allow your grass to get.
If you need help determining what type of grass you have, or you are unable to get your yard looking as beautiful as you’d like, remember to contact CGreens today! With 40 years of experience in the Dallas area, we know we can help give you a yard you can be proud of! Please contact us for more information or to schedule a service today!