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Category: Fall Mowing

Mowing Your Grass in the Fall

October 29, 2015 by Kirsten Johnson

The leaves are falling so its time to start thinking about what you need to do to get your lawn ready for winter. Mowing is an important job that, if done correctly, can help reduce the amount of snow mold (brown spots) you have in your lawn when the snow melts next spring. How to Mow Your Lawn to Prepare it for Winter Once the grass growth slows down, continue to mow your lawn each week like you normally would . Each week youll be able to lower your cutting height a little bit so that youre always removing 1/4 - 1/3 of the grass blade. Do this until the lawn is about 2 - 2.5 inche tall and continue to mow at that height for as long as the grass is actively growing. Continuing to mow your lawn so that it is short (but not scalped) over the winter, will help prevent snow mold come spring time. How to Adjust Your Lawn Mower Cutting Height Most mowers allow you to adjust the height of each wheel. If you raise the wheel, you lower the cutting deck and as a result, get a shorter cutting

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