How to mow a new lawn for the first time

How to mow a new lawn for the first time
How to mow a new lawn for the first time
When temperatures are particularly warm in summer and greatly speed up the growth of your grass, you may think that your lawn is ready for its first mow within a few weeks of sowing it.

However, there are rules for the first mow of your new lawn that should be stuck to. Your lawn is ready for its first mow when it is established at the 6-8 week mark post sowing. There should be an even coverage throughout the lawn and the blades should be hitting heights of around 5-7cm.

Learn how to do the first mow - below!

  1. Remove any stones and obstacles
  2. Check that your blades are sharp on your mower
  3. Grass should be at least 5 - 7cm before cutting
  4. Set your mower blade to the highest setting

Handy Tip: Remember to never remove more than a third of the blade height (and never mow wet grass!)