Your lawn plants are living things and a bit of TLC goes a long way. When you dig out the mower this Spring, check the blade is sharp. Most of your lawn plants will have managed to survive the winter, but may be a little weak and possibly under nourished. Hacking off the top of the plants with a blunt blade is like cutting hair with blunt scissors, it chops, it rips and it stresses the plants out.
Remember a few pounds to get your lawn mower blade sharpened minimises the bruising, reduces the chance of diseases getting in and encourages the grass plants to put on new growth.
In the early Spring just take the tips off. The extra length of the blades of the grass plants acts as a warm coat for the plants to better withstand late frosts. If you didn’t manage to get in your final mow last year and the lawn is several inches long, reduce the length in stages, taking no more than one third of the length at any mowing. This will give the plants the best chance of a quick recovery. A spring treatment on the lawn will give it a real boost ready for the warmer weather.