Lawn mowing is an often under-rated activity; it can give you a great workout, it can be relaxing and done right can be one of the cornerstones of successful turf maintenance.
However if done incorrectly and, in particular, cut too short can lead to the development of a shallow root system, making it susceptible to drying out and requiring more rainfall to stay healthy.
Cutting too short in times of drought will exacerbate these problems and will almost inevitably lead to a scorching leaving bare patches on which weeds would prosper.
HOW SHORT SHOULD THE GRASS BE CUT?
In general most domestic turf is a mix of fescues, bents and rye grasses. These grass types are at their strongest (both the blades and the root system) when cut to no less than 1½”.
The Cuttng Crew's services bear all these factors in mind.
A regular cutting regime during the growing period is essential to maintain healthy grass. At the absolute minimum a cut every 10 days would be satisfactory but we would recommend a weekly cut. This could be tailored to suit your needs and that of the unpredictable climate.
We only use state of the art equipment which guarantees you the best results every visit - no antique lawn mowers or blunt blades here!
NEVER EVER cut more than 1/3 of the grass off during one single mowing. Any more than this will traumatize the grass plants. Don’t forget your lawn is made up of 1000’s of living plants – you wouldn’t dream of doing this to your prize border plants and expect them to survive!!
COMING BACK FROM HOLIDAYS? - If you've just returned from holiday and the lawn is higher then usual, reset your mowing height so you do not cut more then 1/3 of the grass blades. After this "high" mowing, come back a few days later and cut again to get it down to its normal cutting height, which should leave at least a grass blade length of 1½”.
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