Lawn Mowing Height Going into Winter

clagaNovember 6, 2013

Hi,
We live in central Massachusetts and were wondering what the proper lawn mowing height is recommended going into winter dormancy and approximately 3 to 4 months of snow cover.

Thanks

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MulchMama

Central MA is Zone 10? Don't you think it's more like Zone 6?

From K-State Extension where I volunteer and from my turfgrass prof in college -- mow it short the last time you mow -- about two inches. You might want to check with UMASS Extension to see what specific height they recommend for your area, but I suspect it will be about 2".

The objective is to not have grass so tall that it mats down under snow cover and develops snow mold.

    Bookmark   November 6, 2013 at 6:33PM
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