is frequent mowing good?
Hi, I installed Perennial Rye and blue grass mix sod a few weeks ago. I found it is growing fairly fast, if I follow the 1/3 height of mowing rule I have to mow every 4 days, also to keep it looking tidy.
I cut at about 1.75" right now for several reasons due to sprinkler height and mechanical limits of my reel mower. I know 3-4" is best for water conservation but I prefer the turf look around 1.75-2". It gets about 30% longer in 4 days.. we have full sun daily.
My question would be if mowing that frequently good for the (new) grass? Maybe it will use energy to grow roots or tiller instead?
What I know about other plants is that the more foilage is energy to build more roots. So far so good it seems.
So, if I keep cutting the grass short and not letting it to become a big plant will I get good root system?