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