The Importance Of Winter Mowing

McGuire's Beautiful Outdoors is about to start our winter mowing schedule in November, so we wanted to reiterate the importance of mowing during these months. St Augustine lawns do continue to grow over the winter months, although it is at a much slower rate. While your lawn may not become overgrown during these months, it's a good practice to keep it mowed, edged, and line trimmed to keep a manicured look. Thatch control is another reason to keep your lawn mowed during winter months. Although it doesn't seem like it's growing, it is indeed still growing and active. Mowing, but at a less frequent rate during the winter months helps 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. Bi-weekly mowing during the winter also helps St Augustine runners growing laterally which will help any thin areas thicken and fill in, which in return helps to prevent excess weed growth. Bottom line is, mowing is a necessity during the winter months to keep a happy, healthy lawn come spring.