It’s getting closer to that time of the year when we start preparing soil and planting for winter. Not only will your garden appear neat during the winter, but your vegetation will have an entire growing season the following year.

Remember your lawn when you begin crossing off your fall to-dos. Fall mowing is among the most effective ways to bring back your resilient, green grass for another fantastic year.

Lacking a pre-winter plan for your lawn? No problem! Find out when and how you should mow your grass as the season winds down.

Autumn Mowing and The Last Trim

By Halloween, you should have lowered your mowing height from the optimum summer height of 3 inches to between 2.5 and 2 inches. Even in the booming regions, grass typically continues to grow slowly well into November. Your final mowing of the season should occur in November at a length of 1.5 to 2 inches.

What are the disadvantages of storing the lawnmower during autumn?

If you don’t cut your lawn, the grass will keep growing and could reach embarrassing lengths or heights by Thanksgiving. Long grass mat more easily throughout the winter, making it more prone to winter kill. It will also stimulate the growth of snow mold and may provide shelter for voles that tunnel underneath the snow and consume your lawn. Considering the repercussions of storing your lawnmower during the autumn, it seems prudent to make a shorter cut.

A shorter cut helps promote a greener lawn in the spring since the soil will warm up faster without the tall grass to keep it cool. Less rubbish and leaves entangled in tall grass simplifies spring cleanup and reduces overall damage. Don’t go for the snow shovel or blowers just yet; your lawnmower can still maintain a beautiful natural lawn.

Preparation for Winter

Another reason to dedicate some time to your winter in the autumn is to prepare for winter. During the winter months the number of plants in your garden will be on the decline with many of them losing leaves and flowers through the snowy months. Keeping your plants alive in winter can come down to how well your garden is prepared during autumn. Your lawn may need some care before heading into winter. Think about wildlife, artificial turf and other options for your garden or get some winter garden advice from professional landscapers from Groby Landscapes.

How Short Should Your Grass Be Cut?

The optimal lawn length varies depending on the climate, but most specialists say it should be approximately three inches long. For the final trim of the season, you can trim the length to between 1-1/4 and 1-1/2 inches.

In a nutshell, keeping your grass short will prevent the winter kill, dissuade voles, and eliminate snow mold. You’ll rest easy knowing that come next spring, you’ll have a much easier time cleaning.

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