Proper mowing is essential for good quality and drought-tolerant turf. Every time the lawn gets mowed, the grass becomes stressed, which reduces root growth. Mowing frequency and mowing height need to be considered for a healthy lawn. Using the highest cutting height on your mower will facilitate turfgrass drought- conditioning. This will allow more room for photosynthesis to occur. The higher the mowing height, the deeper and more extensive the root system will be.
Never cut off more than one-third the height of the blade at any one time. Adjust the mowing frequency to the growth of the lawn. In the summer it may be necessary to mow more than once a week, but in the winter, once a month or less may be enough.
Changing the direction of which you mow is also beneficial to your lawn. When a lawn is mowed the same way each and every time, it will cause ruts where the wheels travel. As a result, you will begin to scalp the lawn or cut at a lower height than desired. The lawn will then be longer where the wheel marks are ( Causing greener grass ) and scalped or very short grass in the middle ( Causing yellow appearance). Mowing too short is the #1 cause of turf decline to Florida lawns according to the University of Florida.