Our lawns thrive when they have been properly cared for and look their best. One of the many ways to do that is to mow correctly.
While mowing and cutting your law may seem like a straightforward task, there are a few tips and tricks we can share with our fellow lawn enthusiasts that will help you to get the most from your mowing. Before we jump into our seasonal guide on mowing your lawn, we would also recommend reading our guide on 'How & When to cut grass'.
But for now, let's get into our seasonal mowing advice...
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.
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|
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.
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.
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.
- 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.