Everyone knows that a lawn has to be mowed to keep it looking good. But improper mowing techniques can harm your lawn. For example, some homeowners think that mowing the grass low will allow them to mow less often. First of all, the lawn should not be cut too low because the grass can be permanently damaged. The grass will just grow more quickly and will demand even more maintenance and watering. Cutting the grass too short prevents the root system from penetrating deep into the soil. Different grass varieties have different recommended growing heights, so be sure to ask your garden center or landscaper for advice. It is not advisable to cut more than one-third of the grass leaf at one time. Generally, most grasses should be cut when they reach three to four inches in height.
Grasses tend to become stronger when they are subject to a certain amount of stress. You can take advantage of grass's ability to adapt by watering less frequently. Less water will make the grass roots reach more deeply into the soil. You can try allowing the lawn to go a few days without watering and then check the root depth. You are likely to notice an increase. Deeper roots will ensure strong and healthy grass.