Mowing your lawn isn't exactly the most fun or exciting thing to do, but it is something that needs to be done regularly. That's because, in addition to making your lawn look good, it is also essential to keeping it healthy. If you live in Indiana, it can be a bit tricky to know what the perfect mowing schedule for your lawn should be due to the range of weather we experience throughout the year. To make it easy for you, we have crafted the perfect mowing schedule that you can follow for the best results. This schedule encompasses the spring, summer, and fall mowing seasons in Indiana.

Mowing Season Starts in the Spring

At the start of spring, the cool-season grass found throughout Indiana will start to emerge from its winter dormancy. The warmer weather and sunshine that your grass receives in the spring will encourage rapid growth. As this occurs, you will have to start mowing your lawn to keep up with the growth. However, you don't necessarily need to pull out the mower the first day of spring. There are a few things to consider before mowing should begin, including:

  • The length of your grass - You should never cut grass that is less than 2 inches tall. Cutting your grass too short will weaken your lawn, making it susceptible to diseases, reducing its access to nutrients, and making room for weeds to grow.
  • If you've recently fertilized your lawn - If you have recently had your lawn fertilized, you'll want to make sure that all of the fertilizer has been absorbed into your lawn before you mow it. This usually takes between 2 to 6 weeks depending on the type of fertilizer that was used.
  • If you've overseeded your lawn recently - If you mow too soon after overseeding your lawn, you could rip the seedlings out of the ground. You should wait about 2 to 4 weeks after overseeding before you mow your lawn.

Once your lawn is ready to mow for the spring season, it should be done at least once a week to keep up with the growth.

Mowing Can Be Cut Back in the Summer

Beautiful, vibrant lawn grass after mowing services near Prospect, KY.

While you may think that the warm weather and increased sunshine that summer brings will make your lawn grow faster than ever, that's not exactly true - at least in Indiana. The cool-season grass in this area can actually struggle to grow during the summer due to the high temperatures and dry weather conditions. You'll want to keep your grass at a minimum of 3 inches long during this season, as taller grass will help sustain your lawn if there are any periods of drought. While every lawn is different, you can typically get away with mowing your lawn about once every 2 weeks in the summer.

Mowing Will Ramp Back Up in the Fall

As summertime winds down, your cool-season grass will start to grow at a faster rate. This is because root growth is actually much faster for this type of grass in the fall weather than it is in the summer. As this happens, you'll want to increase the frequency that your lawn is mowed in order to keep up with the growth. Getting back to a weekly mowing schedule is the best option to maintain the beauty and health of your lawn during the fall.

A good lawn maintenance company will tailor their mowing schedule to the specific needs of the grass they're cutting.

Give us a call today to schedule your mowing services!

Our team at Lawn Works understands how important it is to maintain a proper mowing schedule to ensure a beautiful and healthy lawn. We have the team, tools, and know-how to ensure your lawn will be mowed perfectly and as often as needed throughout the year. We serve properties located in Louisville, Kentucky and nearby Southern Indiana communities including Jeffersonville, New Albany, and Sellersburg. Give us a call today at (812) 590-8864 to schedule your mowing services.