The sun is coming out, the weather is getting warmer, the grass is growing, and that can only mean one thing. It is time to bring the mower out. But have no fear, we have all the best tips for when you choose to tackle your grass.

Mowing your lawn is one of the most important aspects of garden maintenance. If you choose to combine mowing with other aspects such as moss treatment, fertilising and weed control, you will be able to have the beautiful lawn you always wanted. The secret to how golf courses and football pitches stay looking the way they do is because their Groundstaff use a combination of both mowing and treatments, and they focus on mowing every 2 to 3 days. Now let’s answer some of those commonly asked questions.

What height should my mower’s blades be?

We get this one a lot, and we recommend that you try to cut between 20mm and 40mm. The reasons behind this are to help push out the weeds, encourage a healthier root system, reduce the likelihood of disease damage and to minimize stress on the lawn during drought periods. Click here to find our measuring template. 

How often should I mow my lawn?

Now the grass is growing and the sun is out, we would say to mow your lawn at least once per week, remember to take breaks and don’t forget to have a cold drink nearby (it doesn’t have to be an alcoholic drink as that is what a lot of people are thinking). You may think mowing this often will be a hassle but you will see the benefits as the lawn will no longer have the stress during drought periods and reduce the likelihood of disease damage.

What about looking after my mower and what sort of mower should I have?

Let’s start with what mower you need. Depending on your end goal you can go for a mower with a roller attached to help you get that nice striped lawn.  A fine lawn would benefit from a cylinder mower or if you want a good all-rounder you could go for a rotary mower.

Should I collect the clippings?

This sort of question is answered in different ways depending on what needs to be done to the lawn. We prefer that you do collect the clippings as this will reduce the build-up of thatch in the lawn. It will also help the look of your lawn.

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