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Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD Kentucky Bluegrass Grass Mowing Plan

Mowing Schedule

For Kentucky Bluegrass 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 Kentucky Bluegrass 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 2.5", which helps clean out dead grass and leaves, and stimulate growth.

For all other Spring mowings, set your mower to 3" high. Better to have more leaf surface to grab more sunlight during these shorter days.

Summer (June, July, August)

Recommended mowing height: 3.5". Longer grass blades shade the root system during summer heat.

Fall (September, October, November)

Recommended mowing height: 3". 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 Blower

BLACK+DECKER Electric Leaf Blower

EGO Power+ 16-Inch Lithium-Ion Cordless Telescopic Carbon Fiber Straight Shaft String Trimmer

EGO Power+ 16-Inch Lithium-Ion Cordless Telescopic Carbon Fiber Straight Shaft String Trimmer

Greenworks 10 Amp 14” Corded Electric Dethatcher

Greenworks 10 Amp 14” Corded Electric Dethatcher

Worx 20V 12" Cordless GT 3.0 String Trimmer & Edger Weed Trimmer

Worx 20V 12" Cordless GT 3.0 String Trimmer & Edger Weed Trimmer

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