Tom & I are always tempted to mow our lawn super short. We figure, the shorter we mow, the less we'll have to mow. More free time. Yay! But when a lawn is mowed so low that the crown of the plant is damaged, it leads to a plethora of other problems. Because, the plant is going to put all its energy into recovering the crown damage, it weakness the lawn in general increasing the likelihood of weeds, insects, and diseases. And don't even get me started on grubs! And then what happens? We bring on the herbicides and pesticides that we wouldn't have needed had we not mowed so short!