The difference between a healthy lawn and a sick one is just a few inches

Photo by Roger Meissen

This year's wet spring is creating mowing challenges for home owners. Wet or not, grass needs mowing.  Good mowing practices will keep your lawn healthy and looking good. Poor practices will leave your lawn with weeds, disease risk, and drought stress later in the year.

In the photo, Brad Fresenburg measures from the ground to the bottom of the cutting blade because factory adjustments can be inaccurate. Experts suggest that homeowners adjust mowers to cut grass at a height between 3 and 4 inches.