Good morning and happy Thursday! It is warming up out there, and grass is greening up fast. If you haven’t started mowing your lawn yet, now is the time! Mowing your yard regularly will help your grass finish coming out of dormancy and encourage healthy growth ahead of summer.

Proper mowing height depends on the type of grass you have in your yard. According to LSU Ag Center, Bermuda should be mowed to 1 to 2 inches, Centipede 1-2 inches, St. Augustine 2.5-3 inches, and Zoysia 1-2 inches. Never remove more than one-third of the leaf blade height at one mowing.

Also, it’s ALMOST time to fertilize your grass with slow-release granular fertilizer. We recommend doing this once the ground temperature is in the 70s, which means it should be in the 90s outside. We’re supposed to reach the high 80s soon, so it’s getting there. It’s not time yet, but you can go ahead and buy your fertilizer to be ready.

We hope this helps! If you have any questions, let us know, we’re always happy to help. Have a great rest of your day!