The One-Third Rule is Bunk (and why we should still preach it like gospel)

Last updated: 05-11-2018

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The One-Third Rule is Bunk (and why we should still preach it like gospel)

As a brand new lawn care specialist, one of the first things you learned was to tell your customers to follow the one-third rule of mowing. What if I told you that the one-third rule was flat-out wrong, and then recommended that you keep right on preaching it? Wait, what? But I was told it was true! When it comes to mowing, lawn care professionals preach the one-third rule, that is only remove one-third of the height of the lawn at any one mowing. For instance, if the lawn is to be cut at two...


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