How to Mow Your Lawn
- Mowing height of your grass depends on the variety.
- Sir Walter should be mowed between 2-5cm.
- Mow in the cool of the day and don’t mow if hot weather is expected.
- Only take off 1/3 of the leaf length, as most of the green is in the top of the plant and your lawn gains it sun protection from the leaf area.
- Always use sharp mower blades that cut rather than tear the grass.
- Let grass dry out a bit before mowing to avoid leaving tracks in your lawn.
Aeration & Dethatching
- As your lawn gets older it often gets compacted soil. Your lawn will benefit from aeration to allow water & air infiltration. This is best done in the spring/summer months with a mechanical aerator or pitch fork.
- Thatch is the organic matter that builds up above the soil line and often inhibits water and fertiliser absorption. Dethatching is needed periodically to older lawns. You can hire a dethatching machine or alternative mow (scalp) your lawn low down. This will promote root growth and allow water penetration. If you mow low once a year you can help prevent thatch build up from years of growth.
- Maintain sharp mower blades
- Mow in cool of day
- Check weather forcasts
- Only take 1/3 of leaf in a mow