Lawn Mowing Tips for Healthy Grass


Lawn mowing tips

Lawn Mowing Tips for Healthy Grass

Great (and sustainable) lawns result from a partnership between the home owner or gardener and companies like Perfect ground Solutions. If the lawn is cut properly at the right time, this will go a long way to making best use of the products that we can apply.

A lawn is full of many small and somewhat delicate plants. These plants are not as robust as many think and can become stressed very quickly if not treated with respect. Many is the time that I have been told "the weather conditions are not right for trimming the buxus (or some other shrub), so I will cut the lawn instead". Clearly, if the conditions are not right, they are not right!

Lawns should be cut at different heights depending on the weather, the season and the amount of light available but do not go by the numbers on the side of the mower, these are not cut heights but a guide. Ideally measure the grass after it is cut (from the tip of most thumbs to the knuckle is 25mm).

One of the most important things is the blade, it should be sharp! Blunt blades can ruin a lawn as this is the same as thrashing the plants with a blunt stick which causes a surprising amount of damage and the plants take a while to recover. We have improved many lawns and sports pitches by simply getting the mower serviced and in good operating order.

It is a good tip to get mowers serviced in the winter as all the agents are often too busy in the spring when we remember to get it done. We can point you at good local people if that helps?

Timing of Cutting

Lawns should not be cut in extremes of weather so don't cut when frosty, hot or wet. One of our biggest mistakes is to cut the lawn in hot weather, this again causes stress. the best thing to do in hot weather is to get the deck chair out and view the lawn with a cup of tea or glass of wine. This method is much healthier for your lawn.

When the lawn is cut, the direction should be varied every few cuts as the mower will lay the grass in one direction.

Worm castes are becoming more of a problem as there are no longer any controls and with warmer winters, we are seeing many more castes as worms come to the surface to feed. When there are many castes, these need dispersing with a rake before mowing or in extreme circumstances, we can run a mechanical machine over the surface.

Leaves are also an issue but we should not use mowers to collect the leaves as we have a tendency to lower the cut height to pick therm up.

Need help or advice on moving your garden in the Spring, Summer, Autumn? Want to bring your tired looking lawn back to life? Contact us, call us on  01920 461 958 or request a quote.