Mowing grass in Willamette Valley

Asked April 10, 2014, 11:48 AM EDT

Hello.....How short should we cut our grass (in summer months) in Eugene, Oregon? Thank you.

Lane County Oregon

1 Response

Mowing height will depend on what type of grass you have as well as your intended use. Are you mowing a lawn?

OSU Extension has a publication called "Maintaining a Healthy Lawn in Western Oregon" (EC 1521)-here is a link:
ir.library.oregonstate.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1957/19232/ec1521.pdf
Page two of this publication shows a table with mowing heights for grasses used in lawns. For example, a perennial ryegrass lawn has a recommended mowing height of 1.5-2".

I hope this helps! If you have additional lawn questions, the OSU Extension Lane County Master Gardeners have a hotline and walk-in office hours. http://extension.oregonstate.edu/lane/gardens

Good luck!