The healthiest lawns have grass which remains at a constant height throughout the growing season and here are 3 top tips to keep your lawn in great condition.
1/ Never cut more than one third off in any one mowing.
2/ Mow frequently. Every 7 – 10 days through the growing season.
3/ Check your mower regularly for blade sharpness.
You may have to mow more often than you would like through the growing season, at least every 7 – 10 days depending on the weather but don’t leave it longer than 2 weeks. Removing a little and often and never more than one third in each cut is the golden rule and If the tips of the grass are browning, it is a sign that your mower blades require sharpening. Cutting at the correct height encourages healthier roots, and it will also help to conserve moisture during the dry summer periods. A denser lawn will also act as a natural weed control preventing weed seeds from making contact with the soil. If your lawn is uneven mowing will create ‘scalped’ areas of the lawn. In some places you will need to raise the mowing height to discourage moss or weeds developing in the the bare patches.