How you get it done: Lawnmowing

Your lawn needs a little pampering now and then to look good and resist the attentions of weeds, moss and disease. Follow the advice below and we can promise that the grass will never look greener on the other side.
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The lawn grows at its fastest rate during the early part of the season, so you should be mowing it around once or twice a week to keep it at bay. When summer eventually reaches its peak, the grass growth will begin to slow down, but after summer, the growth rate picks up again, then slows down again in Autumn and stops completely when the frost arrives.

Before you even begin mowing your lawn, there’s a whole other list of jobs you must complete first. Look out for any litter lying around on your grass, toys or anything else that shouldn’t be there, which could get in your way. Pick them up and tidy them away – trust us, it won’t be easier to pick them up after they’ve been cut into pieces.

The job of ‘just mowing’ isn’t what makes your lawn look good, there are many more determining factors such as, mowing frequency and mowing height which all factor in how healthy your lawn will look.

You should never cut more than half the length off the grass blades every time you mow, as this will result in leaving yellow and browning grass tips. As a rule of thumb, the grass should not be shorted any more than four centimetres. The grass is at its most vulnerable when it is very hot and sunny, so you should avoid mowing then, and luckily for you, it’s more relaxing to mow in the coolness of the evening.

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When you mow the lawn, it removes nutrients that the grass needs to grow and resist weeds. For your first few mow’s in spring, you should set the cutting height a little longer than normal, as this will help to encourage healthy, new grass growth.

A sharp cutting blade is really important, because it cuts the grass cleanly which reduces the risk of the grass drying out or being attacked by disease. If your lawnmower blade isn’t sharp, it will pull at the grass blades instead of cleanly cutting them off, resulting in fraying. Diseases can attack frayed grass much more easily, and the lawn will turn brown, and weeds will find it much easier to take root.

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