Should I mow my lawn before winter

Asked October 21, 2013, 2:01 PM EDT

I have bluegrass and wonder if I should mow my lawn. Is it better to be short or longer for winter.

Larimer County Colorado

1 Response

Hello,

Yes, keep mowing your lawn until it stops growing...maybe for another week or two. Until we get consistent hard freezes, the lawn will put on growth, but at a slow rate. You may only need to mow once a week or every 10 days. Keep mowing at the same height that you've mowed all winter--mowing it too short will reduce photosynthetic tissue and may increase weeds in the spring. A height of 2.5-3.5" all year long is recommended.

If you haven't fertilized this spring, now is a good time to put down an application of fertilizer. Pick your favorite kind and apply 1 lb/nitrogen/1000 sq feet. Be sure to water it in well.