Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD Fescue Grass Mowing Plan
For Fescue grass in Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, the below schedule of mowing heights is recommended.
For the best results, mow your lawn at the higher end of the recommended height range for Fescue more frequently, versus doing very low cuts. This will help to keep your lawn healthy and prevent weeds from growing. Going lower than the recommended height can cause your lawn to thin out and become more susceptible to weeds and disease, and can also cause your lawn to turn brown.
Spring (March, April, May)
For your first mowing of the season, set your mower to 3", which helps clean out dead grass and leaves, and stimulate growth.
For all other Spring mowings, set your mower to 3.75" high. Better to have more leaf surface to grab more sunlight during these shorter days.
Summer (June, July, August)
Recommended mowing height: 4". Longer grass blades shade the root system during summer heat.
Fall (September, October, November)
Recommended mowing height: 3.5". This will stimulate more root growth.
For the last mowing of the season, set your mower to 2.5". The shorter lawn over winter will cut down on winter kill.
Weather data provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Recommended Mowing Equipment
BLACK+DECKER Electric Leaf BlowerBLACK+DECKER Electric Leaf Blower
Worx 20V 12" Cordless GT 3.0 String Trimmer & Edger Weed TrimmerWorx 20V 12" Cordless GT 3.0 String Trimmer & Edger Weed Trimmer
EGO Power+ LM2101 21-Inch 56-Volt Lithium-ion Cordless Lawn MowerEGO Power+ LM2101 21-Inch 56-Volt Lithium-ion Cordless Lawn Mower
American Lawn Mower Company 14-Inch 4-Blade Push Reel Lawn MowerAmerican Lawn Mower Company 14-Inch 4-Blade Push Reel Lawn Mower