Turf Health: Mowing 101
Mowing is about more than improving the appearance of your field; it's one of the most important cultural practices performed in turf maintenance.
Regardless of whether the turf is fertilized, irrigated or receives applications of control products, proper mowing practices are essential if a high-quality sward is to develop. Properly mowed turf will have fewer weed populations, better moisture stress tolerance and generally better quality than turf not properly mowed. Improper mowing can have damaging effects on the health and quality of the turf. Mowing also improves the aesthetics of a field.
Mowing requires more time than all other operations involved in maintaining high-quality turf. That can place a burden ...