A dull mowing blade rips the grass rather than cutting it, resulting in yellowing the grass blade tips. A sharp blade helps grass recover more quickly from the cut.
Don’t cut your lawn too short.
Some people find the short, putting green style lawn attractive. Others just don’t like having to cut their grass as often. However, cutting your grass too short can be detrimental to your lawn.
When lawns are cut too short, it adds undue stress, leaving it prone to weeds, drought and diseases.
Do keep your mower on the tallest height setting.
Most residential turf grasses are healthiest at a height of 2.5 to 4 inches.
The best plan is to mow once per week on the highest setting. This will reduce the stress cutting puts on the grass and encourage a thick and healthy lawn.