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Here are some handy tips for mowing your lawn and keeping your grass in good health.

Lawn Mowing Tips

  • New lawns should be allowed to develop good leaf growth before the first cut (at least five centimetres tall).
  • Never mow too low. Don’t remove more than one third of the leaf in any one mowing
  • Mowing the lawn hard or scalping has the opposite effect to what is usually envisaged. Mowing hard is often done in the belief the lawn will not require mowing for an extended period, however doing so makes the lawn bolt, forcing growth that requires or uses more nutrients, repeatedly doing so weakens your lawn allowing for invasion from weeds and moss which in turn means more frequent mowing (weeds grow faster than grass and usually at some point produce flowers which makes the lawn untidy, resulting in yet more mowing ) ultimately more expense and maintenance long term
  • Don’t mow when it’s very hot or very wet.
  • Remove lawn clippings or use a mulching mower. Note; If you’ve recently applied a selective herbicide to your lawn do not add the clippings to your compost or use as mulch until the recommended time to do so has elapsed.  Check the herbicide label for advice
  • Keep mowing equipment clean and in good condition.
  • Wear suitable clothes and safe footwear.
  • Watch out for thatch. Thatch is the build-up of old grass and other dead material that collects at the base of the grass plants. Scarifying or scraping it away will allow air movement around the grass plants and reduce the incidence of disease.

Caring for your lawn

Summer lawn care tips

Whether it’s preparing your lawn for the festive season and holidays or helping it recover from backyard games and parties, here are some summer lawn care tips to help create a beautiful lush green lawn.

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