Winter Mowing Maintenance

St Augustine lawns do continue to grow over the winter months, although at a slower rate. While your lawn may not become overgrown in winter, it's a good practice to keep it mowed, edged, and line trimmed to help keep a manicured appearance. Thatch control is another reason to keep lawns mowed during winter months. Although it doesn't seem like it's growing much, it is indeed still growing and active. Mowing, but at a less frequent rate during the winter months does help keep thatch from accumulating. If at the minimum, bi-weekly mowing isn't done, thatch can accumulate enough as to where the mowing height will have to be adjusted higher to accomodate the extra thatch to avoid scalping the lawn. Bottom line is mowing is a necessity during the winter months to have a healthy and happy lawn come spring!