Bluegrass Lawn Mowing Tips

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This article will give you tips on how to mow your Bluegrass lawn.
by Terry O'Leary · All Zones · Lawn Care · 0 Comments · August 17, 2010 · 4,095 views

Tips for Mowing a Bluegrass Lawn

  • TIP #1: Cut your Bluegrass lawn using a rotary mower with a sharp blade. A dull blade will rip the grass. It’s a good idea to use the two-blade system. Keep one extra sharp blade around for a replacement every 8 to 12 cuttings.
  • TIP #2: Do not scalp Bluegrass lawn. Never cut more than one third of the blade off at a time, particularly during the hotter months of the year. Maintain Bluegrass grass at a 3 inches in height during the cooler months of Fall, Winter and Spring, and 4 inches in height during the hotter months of Summer.
  • TIP #3: As long as you mow on a regular basis, leave the clippings since they are a natural way to feed your grass. Clippings also reduce the amount of water the grass needs to stay green and healthy looking.
  • TIP #4: Mow dry. Mowing grass when wet is a sure fire recipe for those dreaded clumps.

Other Tips

Proper PH of lawn soil is essential for growing an attractive, healthy Fescue or Bluegrass lawn. If you have never limed your lawn, we recommend an application of 40 pounds pelletized lime per 500 to 1,000 square feet of lawn area. If you would like to have your soil tested for PH, your Local Extension Service may offer these services. If not, soil test kits are usually available at your local nursery or garden center.

Terry O'Leary

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