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Garden Trivia

What is the correct mowing height for a lawn in summer?

Read on to see the answer!
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Garden Trivia Answer

3 to 3.5 inches.

While in the spring and fall you can mow at a slightly lower height, 3 to 3.5 inch mowing heights helps the turfgrass better survive the hot and dry conditions. Learn more here.

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