Mowing Your Lawn

Moss & Thatch ControlIf you would like to arrange regular grass cutting, this can be organised through www.grayfoxgardeningservices.co.uk (01752 604253). Please quote Grayfox Lawn Care if you contact them. Thank you

PLEASE DO NOT MOW YOUR LAWN FOR 3 DAYS BEFORE AND 3 DAYS AFTER FERTILISING AND WEED CONTROL APPLICATIONS.

Regular Grass Cutting & When to Mow

Mowing is carried out mainly between March and October. The first mow of the spring should be on a higher cut setting, as the general rule of thumb is to never take off more than a third of the grass height in one go. This can shock and weaken the grass, allowing more moss, pests and weeds to take control.

The weather will of course have the hugest bearing in how often you will need your lawn mowing. Over spring and autumn mow at least once a fortnight, if not once a week. Over summer mow weekly if you can, except in spells of drought when you should drop to no more than once a fortnight. During winter mowing is not usually necessary unless the weather is very mild and the grass is still growing. In this case mow occasionally with a high cut setting.

Keep your mower blades sharpened.

A dull blade rips and pulls the grass blades, leaving ragged tears that both weaken the plant and promote both fungal growth and other grass diseases. A sharp blade, on the other hand, cuts cleanly, allowing the plant to heal and recover quickly.

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Avoid frequent close mowing in hot weather

This can also weaken the grass, encouraging weeds & moss and leave bare patches. Close cut lawns will need more frequent watering and feeding. Lawns cut too high can encourage loose, weak growth that is less durable as a surface. Most grass types are healthiest when kept between 2.5 and 3.5 inches tall.

Dry & shady areas may need less frequent mowing. Never mow frosty or very wet grass, as this can damage the turf.

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Whether it is beneficial for you to leave grass clippings on your lawn or lift them away, does depend on so many individual factors. Please ask your operative for advice personal to your lawn.

Avoid using the first lawn clippings after each chemical application on the compost heap and the next three rounds of clippings should be used as a mulch only after composting for at least 9 months. Clippings can be left on your lawn if you mow frequently, which will enable them to disperse fairly quickly leaving an acceptable finish.

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