There are 4 basis rules for proper mowing:

  1. Mow at the proper cutting height (3 ½” for Fescue, 1” for Bermuda)
  2. Mow often- never remove more than 1/3 of the grass blade at any one mowing.
  3. Leave the clippings –if you follow rule #2, leaving the clippings returns nutrients and moisture back to the lawn.
  4. Always cut with a sharp blade. (a dull blade will tear the grass blades giving a ragged appearance and allowing an entry point for disease)