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The UC Guide to Healthy Lawns

Mowing established lawns

Proper mowing, combined with other lawn maintenance practices, is critical for attractive, well-groomed turfgrass stands. Mowing your lawn entails much more than just mowing on a weekly basis or whenever the lawn appears too long.

For a healthy turf, you must pay special attention to:

On properly managed turf, consider grasscycling to release nutrients back into the soil.

See the following publication for more information:

Photo of mowing a lawn
Photo by Cheryl Reynolds

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