What’s the ideal length for grass at this time of the year?

Hampden County

Believe it or not, there is an ideal height when it comes to maintaining the grass on your lawn.

Now that we are well into spring, three inches is the perfect length for your grass.

But by mid-June, you should bring the length up to 3.5 inches. This will allow the blade to hold more moisture and protect itself.

G&H Landscaping told 22News be careful not to cut your grass too short.

“It’s going to over-stimulate the grass plant,” Gary Courchesne explained. “It will shock the system and the roots will come up inadvertently and become more shallow.”

You also don’t want your grass to get too tall, because it invites pests like ticks.

As we head into June and temperature becomes warmer, you should be watering your lawn two to three times a week. You should also sharpen the blades on your lawnmower once a month.

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