When to Stop Mowing and Start Planning for Winter

Although Mother Nature is still treating us to a few warm days here and there, it’s finally the season to get started on cool weather lawn care. Fall is an extremely important maintenance time for your lawn. Embrace the change of season by putting a mowing plan in place that prepares your grass for winter. 

By now, you should be gradually lowering the mowing height on your mower. Mowing shorter will help prevent snow mould, and will help keep your turf strong enough to prevent matting from the weight of the snow. We recommend mowing to a height of 2 inches, but never remove more than a third of the blade. This means you may need to mow more frequently and gradually, but it will keep your lawn healthy for next season. 

The final goal of your fall mowing is to leave grass as short as possible without scalping it. Gradually lowering the mowing height and clearing thatch before the snow arrives will help make your spring cleanup much easier! 

It’s time to stop mowing when your grass stops growing or if there’s a frost build-up. It’s important to never mow a lawn covered in frost, as this is dangerous to the nutrients in the blades and means the ground is cold. Once this time has come, store away your mower until next season! 


As we put the finishing touches on our 34th production season, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you once again for your patronage this year! We are looking forward to servicing you again next season. We are pleased to be offering a loyalty discount of 10% for our returning customers on our 2022 programs if prepaid by November 19th, 2021. Renew your program today. 

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