When should I cut my grass?

Mowing Heights for Fall and Spring Tall Fescue

Set your lawnmower blade to cut the grass to a 2-inch height during the cool months of fall and spring. This height will ensure steady growth of the root system, and the deep roots will increase drought tolerance during the hot summer months.


Mowing Heights for Heavy Shade and Hot Summer Months

Raise the mower blade to 3 inches in heavily shaded areas or during the hot summer months. Allowing the grass to grow to this height helps reduce water evaporation, wilting and rolling leaves.

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