- Aug 1, 2019
Mid summer is when one starts to see more scalped lawns, or lawns that are habitually cut too low and begin turning brown. I will discuss WHY this happens (both plant and people) and WHY it is a poor cultivation/management technique. First, the height you choose for mowing should be determined by the (1) type of grass and (2) conditions. Bent grass, like you find on golf putting greens, can be trimmed as low as 1/2-inch but that is not the grass most of us use for a lawn.