With temperatures finally cooling off, many homeowners now find themselves wondering when they should stop mowing their lawn in San Jose. When it comes to providing your landscaping with good lawn care, there are a few factors to consider when determining when it’s safe to stow your mower away for winter.
As a general rule, you should stop mowing your grass when it stops growing. How long your lawn will continue to grow as winter approaches can depend on factors like this year’s temperatures and when your area normally gets its first frost. If your local temperatures haven’t been unusual this year, then check when your area typically gets its first frost and plan to continue mowing your lawn until around that time. Also, at this stage, you should gradually reduce the blade height of your grass to between 2 and 3 inches. Finally, don’t make the mistake of putting your mower away too early, as the last mow of the season can help promote healthy growth in spring.