Proper mowing of the lawn is a good way to ensure the best results from our lawn care program and to help maintain a more green and healthy lawn. We always recommend to never mow more than 1/3 of the grass blade at one cutting. On actively growing turf, such as warm season grasses during the summer, it may be required that you mow your lawn every 3 to 5 days or at the minimum every 7 days for the best cut quality and best appearance.
Why scalping late in the season is bad!
When you remove to much grass off at one time, your essentially “shocking” the lawn, and doing more harm than anything. During dry times this can be especially hard on the lawn, because it isn’t growing as fast, and the scalped areas may not return for quite some time. Scalping the lawn late in the season is particularly bad because as the weather cools as we near fall, the grass will slow its growth. Its possible that these “scalped” areas will not recover from this until spring green up… This can mean a thin lawn all winter, and thin lawns can be more susceptible to weed infestations.