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How Often Should You Take Care of Your Lawn in WNY?

If you’re from Western New York, as we are, you know our lawns can be as unpredictable as our weather.  

You might be wondering how often to cut the grass and whether mowing a lawn helps it grow better. 

Great questions! 

We all want a lawn that’s lush and green. But, because we’re so busy, we sometimes find keeping up with mowing and lawn care as the seasons change a challenge. 

Although Seasonal Lawn Care doesn’t offer mowing services—our specialties are aeration and fertilization—we’re here for you with expert advice on grass-cutting and many other lawn issues. Because we understand, based on the many questions we get on a wide variety of lawn concerns, how important your yard’s appearance is to you. 

Mowing schedule 

Let’s start with advice on the frequency of mowing so you’ll know how often you should cut your grass.  

The answer to, “How often should I mow?” isn’t so simple.  

Generally speaking, for most of us in Western New York, mowing the lawn once a week during the growing season of late spring to early fall is about right. 

But for a more precise idea of when to mow, based on the kind of grass you have, check this helpful chart on, which reflects the common wisdom of cutting grass when it’s one-third higher than the height recommended for its species. 

Common in New York State are cool-season grasses such as Kentucky Bluegrass, fine fescues, tall fescue, and perennial ryegrasses. Each of these species is recommended to be cut to three or four inches high once it reaches four to six inches in height. 

Cutting grass too short could turn it yellow and invite weeds. 

Mow to grow? 

When you ask, “Does mowing grass stimulate growth?” we say, “Absolutely!”  

Regular mowing helps your grass stay dense and keeps those pesky weeds at bay. It’s like giving your lawn a quick pep talk, saying, “Come on, buddy, you can do this!” 

One more tip: Unless your grass is very high and the clippings after you mow lie about in thick clumps, cut grass is a good source of nutrients and helps prevent erosion. So, consider leaving those clippings on the ground instead of bagging them. 

Seasonal care for year-round beauty 

From the cool beginnings of spring to the final leaves of fall, your lawn needs attention if it’s going to be the best on the block.  

Here’s a quick rundown of what kind of attention to give it: 

  • Spring: Clean up, fertilize, and start mowing. 
  • Summer: Adjust your mower so the grass is taller. 
  • Fall: Aerate and overseed—and keep mowing until grass growth slows. 

The perfect lawn with Seasonal Lawn Care 

Seasonal Lawn Care knows how to make your lawn the wonder of your neighborhood. Whether it’s helping you figure out your best mowing schedule, fertilizing your grass so that it’s healthy, or making sure your yard has enough water, we’re here for you.  

Give Seasonal Lawn Care a call, at 716-675-4000, or leave us a message using the form on our website 

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