Mowing is the most basic type of lawn care activity.
So basic, in fact, you could argue that without mowing you wouldn’t even have a “lawn” in the first place – just an overgrown field!
Undoubtedly, a lawn is at its prettiest when it’s been mowed.
It looks neat and tidy, even fresh and alive.
Yet people often wait until the grass looks overgrown before they decide to get out their lawn mower.
That’s not a good idea if you wish to enjoy a healthy and lower maintenance lawn in the long-term.
Well, for one, shorter grass promotes a denser, more tightly-woven root system, leading to a stronger and more vibrant lawn.
Secondly, roots tend not to go deep into the soil and consequently can only absorb enough nutrients and water to support short grass. Maintaining short grass consistently prevents starvation and allows your lawn to thrive even during a hot and dry summer (provided you water it sufficiently).
A third beneficial side effect of short grass is that there is less chance of the grass dying, since it is adequately supported by the roots. Dead grass invites weeds to sprout across your lawn
So its best to keep your grass short and healthy by mowing on a regular basis, rather than waiting until you have a mini-jungle on your hands.