Mowing Smart seed Lawn - Knowledgebase Question

lakeside, Ca
Question by leonkm
April 24, 2009
what is the fewest watering can you do without it turning brown and how often do i need to mow it? I hear if you mow the lawn too much it could actually kill it. i also live in the deaserts of san diego.

Answer from NGA
April 24, 2009


Your smart seed lawn will have a deeper root system and therefore will need fewer waterings, but for longer periods of time so the water goes deep and keeps the roots moist. Mature lawns should be watered twice a week with 1/2? of water per application in the absence of rainfall. It is better to water a lawn fewer times per week for longer periods than short, frequent, light watering. Mow when the grass reaches 3 inches high and take off no more than one inch (1/3 of the blade). Don't let it get too tall between mowings or you will scalp the grass and send it into shock. Just mow as often as necessary to keep it about 2" high.

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