During long periods of rain, it's easy for your lawn to get out of your control. In this case, it is important to not attempt to catch up in one mowing, but to mow higher and more frequent while only removing 1/3 of the leaf blade per cutting.
The proper mowing height depends primarily on the type of grass you have. The general rule of thumb for the Green Industry is to never remove more than 1/3 of the grass blade in a single mowing.
It is important to always keep your mower blades sharpened. You may be required to sharpen your mower's blades several times during the mowing season. Mowing with dull blades is like shaving with a dull razor. Dull blades tear or rip the grass, which weakens the lawn and results in uneven, discolored grass tips. Blades should be sharpened at a 45° angle for optimum results.
Mulching can be a controversial topic, however, we are firm believers of mulching. We don't think that any customer should waste money by throwing away fertilizer. Cut grass left on the lawn returns 60% of the nitrogen and 100% of the phosphorus to the soil. It is a common misconception that grass clippings cause thatch buildup. Actually mowing only 1/3 of the blade with each mowing produces smaller clippings, which decompose quicker.
Controlling weeds in a lawn is crucial to the health and overall appearance of the lawn. An exquisite lawn is smooth and level with no weeds sticking up. Weed control will prevent the unsightly appearance of weeds such as dandelions from popping up the day after you mow making it look like you never wasted your free time.