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.
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