Turf Tips: Mowing your lawn

Mowing your lawn is a chore for many people, but mowing your lawn the right way can make your lawn care easier and is vital for a healthy lawn. With so many factors playing a role, it’s important to get as much of it right as possible to keep your lawn in the best condition possible.

Choose the right equipment for mowing your lawn

The first tip for mowing your lawn is, of course, making sure you have the right mower for the job. For a detailed breakdown on which mower is best you can see our article which goes through the options.


The big questions for mowing your lawn

How often should I mow my lawn?

The frequency of mowing your lawn needs to match the growth rate. In winter months you will mow less frequently but in the summer months, we recommend weekly mowing. And always remember the 1/3 rule.

Is it bad to mow wet grass?

Yes! Mowing is cutting the blade of grass and opens the leaf up to the elements. It is always best to wait till the morning dew has come off the lawn and to avoid mowing after rain etc to ensure you reduce the stress of mowing on your lawn.

What time of day is best to mow my lawn?

Mowing in the heat of the day is also very stressful for your lawn, so its always best to either mow in the morning or afternoon avoiding the hottest part of the day and ensuring the grass is dry.

How high should I mow my lawn?

The optimal mowing height for our turf varieties are

Sir Walter DNA Certified: 30-50mm

Nullabor Couch and easylawn : 15-30mm

When mowing never remove more than 1/3 of the leaf, so if your lawn is much longer than the optimal height bring it down over a couple of weeks.

Does fuel go bad?

Yes it does! Infrequent mowing through winter can lead to stale petrol. Fuel in tanks can oxidise and should be drained and stored in an airtight container or a fuel stabiliser should be added.


Top tips for mowing your lawn

Keep your blades sharp – A cleaner cut means less stress and faster recovery for your grass.

Never remove more than 1/3 of the leaf – The ultimate rule of mowing, if you ignore everything else follow this.

Mow frequently – There are no shortcuts, mowing short seems like it would mean you mow less but it actually creates more problems. Your lawn can stay at a low height longer with an application of a Plant Growth Regulator such as Primo MAXX.

Avoid scalping – Mowing too short puts huge stress on your lawn and should be avoided at all costs.

Mowing isn’t just stressful for you! – A good mowing routine will reduce your lawns stress improving its health.


To get more advice call our team on (07) 3114 8230. You can also to pop in and order in person at our sales office on 1/243 Bradman Street, Acacia Ridge. The office opens Monday to Friday 7am to 5pm and Saturday 7am to 12pm.

For more great turf tips keep an eye on our website and all our social media channels.

2 comments

  1. Paul Welding

    I’ve just had a brand new lawn laid (couch) it went down on August 7, it’s now been 3 weeks, though we’ve only had access to the property for the last week. Most of the turf has taken, but there are patches where I can still pull the corners up and infrequent watering by the landscapers during building has left some dryer patches. My question is, is it ok for me to mow it now given that some of the turf is not as established as others?

    1. Shane Bridges

      As long as you are careful where you know it hasn’t quite taken it will be fine.

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