Residential Lawn Mowing Schedule

Weekly Mowing Schedule = Estimated between 39-42 cuts per year*

Bi-Weekly Mowing Schedule = Estimated between 24-26 cuts per year*

* Number of services may vary +/- 2 services depending on the date that your service falls on. Some months may have additional services. Service intervals are scheduled based on the number of days between services, not the number of services per month. However, we will skip your property if service is not needed.

March: Biweekly

April – October: Weekly

November – December: Bi-weekly

January – February: Monthly

Some quick facts about lawn maintenance

  • Schedule
    • Your lawn should be mowed often enough to never remove more than 1/3 of grass height. The lower the mowing height, the more frequently you will need to mow

 

  • Height
    • Lower height = more frequent mowing = healthier turf
    • St Augustine is best kept between 3 inches to 4 inches
    • Bermuda grass ideal height is between 1 inch to 2 inches
    • These are ideal heights, with proper mowing schedule, sunlight and irrigation. For lawns that are heavily shaded, mowed less often and/or aren’t watered as required, it’s best to increase the mow height to help maintain the lawn’s health.

 

  • Clippings
    • It’s recommended to not bag clippings as they actually provide valuable nutrients to your lawn. 

 

  • Irrigation
    • The general rule to turfgrass irrigation is to water “deeply and infrequently”
    • St. Augustine grass requires approximately 1 inch of water each week during the growing season, and generally 1/2″ a week in non-growing seasons
    • Typically Bermuda grass requires up to half the amount of water than St Augustine. However, it still needs between 3/4 to 1″ weekly during the growing season. In the winter, Bermuda-grass lawns go dormant and need no supplemental watering.
    • Early morning watering is best to reduce evaporation loss and risk of disease.
    • There are factors, such as soil type, that may affect amount of water and interval. Sandy soils for example, may require two 1/2″ water applications rather than one 1″ application. It’s best to research and determine what is best for your lawn.
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March

 

Weekly Mowing Schedule: Bi-weekly service

 

Bi-Weekly Mowing Schedule: Bi-weekly service

 

Height: In March, we’ll mow slightly lower (about 1/2″) than the normal summer mowing height to help remove the dead material left from winter dormancy.

 

Clippings: It’s recommended to bag clippings during this month to remove the dead material, but isn’t required. Our standard mow schedule includes mulching all clippings during this month. We use a quad-blade setup to help break down the clippings as small as possible. If you’d like to add bagging service. Just let us know!

 

Irrigation: We recommend you start applying 1/2″ of water to your lawn on a weekly basis. 

 

* Number of services may vary +/- 2 services depending on the date that your service falls on. Some months may have additional services. Service intervals are scheduled based on the number of days between services, not the number of services per month. However, we will skip your property if service is not needed.

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Through

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April Through October

 

Weekly Mowing Schedule: Weekly Service

 

Bi-Weekly Mowing Schedule: Bi-weekly service

 

Height: During the growing season, we’ll follow the ideal mow heights for your grass, with considerations for service interval, sunlight, and irrigation.

 

Clippings: It’s not recommended to bag clippings during the growing season, as they provide valuable nutrients to your lawn. Since your lawn is being mowed on a regular basis, standard side discharge is best.

 

Irrigation: We recommend applying 1″ of water to your lawn on a weekly basis. 

 

* Number of services may vary +/- 2 services depending on the date that your service falls on. Some months may have additional services. Service intervals are scheduled based on the number of days between services, not the number of services per month. However, we will skip your property if service is not needed.

November

Through

December

November Through December

 

Weekly Mowing Schedule: Bi-weekly service

 

Bi-Weekly Mowing Schedule: Bi-weekly service

 

Height: In November, we’ll continue to follow the ideal mow heights for your grass, with considerations for service interval, sunlight, and irrigation.

 

Clippings: As we move into fall, the grass is growing less, and leaves are starting to fall. For these reasons, we’ll start mulching all clippings and chop them up as fine as possible. Mulching leaves going into fall is the recommended method as it provides valuable nutrients to your lawn and can help prevent a costly leaf cleanup. However, excessive amounts of leaves will still need to be removed.

 

Irrigation: We recommend applying 1/2″ of water to your lawn on a weekly basis. Keep in mind that includes rain, so you may need to turn off your sprinkler system.

 

* Number of services may vary +/- 2 services depending on the date that your service falls on. Some months may have additional services. Service intervals are scheduled based on the number of days between services, not the number of services per month. However, we will skip your property if service is not needed.

January

Through

February

January Through February

Weekly Mowing Schedule: Every 4 weeks

Bi-Weekly Mowing Schedule: Every 4 weeks

Height: Going into late fall and winter, we’ll raise the mowing height ½ to 1 inch to allow more leaf surface. This will allow the turf to become acclimated by the time the first frost occurs.

Clippings: It’s important to maintain your lawn at least once monthly during the winter, so excess leaves or other fallen material do not smother your lawn. As more leaves fall, we’ll continue to mulch them up as small as possible. 

Irrigation: We recommend applying 1/2″ of water to your lawn on a weekly basis. Keep in mind that includes rain, so you may need to turn off your sprinkler system.

* Number of services may vary +/- 2 services depending on the date that your service falls on. Some months may have additional services. Service intervals are scheduled based on the number of days between services, not the number of services per month. However, we will skip your property if service is not needed.

Weekly Mowing Schedule = Estimated between 39-42 cuts per year*

Bi-Weekly Mowing Schedule = Estimated between 24-26 cuts per year*

* Number of services may vary +/- 2 services depending on the date that your service falls on. Some months may have additional services. Service intervals are scheduled based on the number of days between services, not the number of services per month. However, we will skip your property if service is not needed.

March: Biweekly

April – October: Weekly

November – December: Bi-weekly

January – February: Monthly