Leaving your grass a little longer can provide several benefits, such as:
Increased drought tolerance: Longer grass blades can help retain moisture in the soil, reducing the need for watering during dry periods.
Improved root growth: Longer grass provides shade for the soil, which can encourage deeper root growth and stronger plants.
Reduced weed growth: Weeds typically struggle to grow in thick, healthy lawns, and longer grass can help prevent weed seeds from reaching the soil.
Better mowing efficiency: Longer grass is easier to mow, as it requires fewer passes with the lawn mower and less frequent mowing overall.
Better nutrient uptake: Longer grass can help improve the soil’s nutrient-absorbing capacity, promoting healthier plants.
In general, it is recommended to mow your lawn to a height of 2-3 inches, which can help maintain a healthy lawn while also providing the benefits listed above.