Mowing the lawn

“Mowing is the key to a healthy lawn – each cut encourages the grass to grow more thickly, creating a luxuriant look.”
Although this is not a service we offer, we like to talk to our customers to offer advice and help – see our tips below

Use a height adjustable lawn mower – setting the blade to it’s highest position
Use a well maintained lawn mower, a sharp blade is a necessity
Cut weekly – always aim to take a maximum of 1/3 off the blade of grass
Don’t allow the grass to grow too long, this damages the roots – just look at the council verges!
Collect all the clippings – your lawn doesn’t like to have obstructions to light and moisture
Trim the edges with shears – avoid strimmer’s as they scalp the lawn, damaging and exposing the root structure
It’s been raining consistently for days.. what now?
Although mowing the lawn when wet can be difficult, it is possible as long as you follow some simple steps. For starters, when there’s a break in the rain, drag your garden hose along the surface of your lawn and this should squeeze lots of the standing water. After this, wait a little while and allow the grass to dry a little more (this should be more efficient after using the hose as a squeegee).
As the lawn reaches a point where it isn’t going to get much drier (or if you’re worried about incoming rain), set the mower to an increased cutting height. Often, people ask ‘does cutting wet grass hurt it?’ and ‘will mowing wet grass ruin the lawn mower?’; raising the cutting height will prevent damage to both. To get great results, we also recommend these simple tips;
Avoid heroics when the engine is running (take your time)
Empty the box (or bag) frequently to prevent pushing a heavy mower
Push the mower slowly and allow the blade to pick up the grass
Always hose the mower down afterwards and allow it to dry

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