Mowing and grass cutting

Mowing and grass cutting
Mowing and grass cutting
Learn when and how short to cut grass throughout the year.

Spring

Once grass growth resumes, cut your grass on the highest setting on your mower so as not to shock the blades. Following this, you can drop the mowing height to the recommended height for your lawn. 

Recommended height

For fine lawns the general recommended height is  10 – 15 mm, for general use lawns the recommended mowing height is 25 – 40 mm. You can find the recommended mowing height for our products below:

Grass Seed Mix  Recommended Mowing Height
SUPERSTAR: Back Lawn / FAMILY: Kids and Pets 20 - 40mm
IMPRESS: Clay Master 20 - 40mm
THRIVE: Sandy Soils 20 - 40mm
STEADFAST: Shade 20 - 40mm
STEADFAST: Ultra Shade 20 - 40mm
RESTORE: Self-Repair 20 - 40mm
ROBUST: Coastal Sand & Salt 20 - 40mm
STATEMENT: Front Lawn 10 - 20mm

Summer

Continue to mow at the recommended mowing height throughout summer. This means you can mow at a minimum of 20mm, or up to 40 mm for a general use lawn. For a fine lawn you can mow at a minimum of 10mm and a maximum of 20mm. 

Autumn

In autumn, you should begin to move your mowing height up to the maximum recommended mowing height as grass growth slows down - this means 40mm for a general use lawn, and 20mm for a fine lawn. Read our guide on the last mow of the season.

Winter

Your lawn will become dormant in the colder months in winter, depending where you are this can be as early as October. Once you begin to notice your grass isn't growing back as fast after mowing, it's time to retire your mowing schedule for the season.

How often should I mow?

  • Once a week is good during peak growing time April to September.
  • Aside from this, you should observe your lawn to get a better understanding of how long it takes to grow back and to understand the effect of different mowing heights on its condition. 

When should I not mow?

  • Avoid mowing your lawn in a drought as the grass will already be stressed in these conditions.
  • Do not mow your lawn when it is dormant.

Extra tips:

  • Never mow with blunt blades and ensure your mower is in good working condition - a blunt blade will tear grass rather than cut it. Blunt blades can rip grass out and as well as letting in disease that may leave the tips yellow.

For more tips on mowing, read our blog.