Cutting and maintaining your grass near Sunnyvale is not as straightforward as you might think. St. Augustine grass, in particular, is known for requiring an above-average degree of maintenance—much more than Bermuda, by contrast. For tips on how to cut St. Augustine grass, watch this video clip.
St. Augustine grass is oftentimes cut too short. St. Augustine grass should be cut long so that it shades the roots in the summer and keeps the roots warm in the winter. It should be cut once weekly to keep it growing and healthy. St. Augustine grass should be cut between 2.5 to 3.5 inches.