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Mowing your Lawn

Regular mowing is essential for the long term condition of your lawn and it's important to understand a few simple tips.

It is important not to mow your lawn too short. This can put your lawn under extreme stress and allows weeds to establishment easily.

Spring and summer mowing will be required every 7-14 days for all lawn / grass varieties.

In the cooler months warm season grasses i.e. Sir Walter DNA Certified Buffalo, Nullarbor Couch and Eureka Kikuyu will require very minimal mowing.

Sir Walter DNA Certified and RTF Fescue is best mown at a height of 40mm - 50mm.

Nullarbor Couch and Eureka Kikuyu is best mown at a height of 20mm - 30mm.

TifTuf growth habits allow it to be mown at a range of heights. Ideally between 10mm - 35mm.

Sir Grange Zoysia  if best maintained between 10mm - 50mm and looks great at all levels.

Sharpen Mower Blades

It is important to spring clean your mower blades. Check that your blades are nice and sharp. Sharp mower blades ensure a clean cut and will leave your lawn healthy. Blunt mower blades can be damaging and leave your lawn looking unhealthy and susceptible to disease.

Mowing New Instant Lawn

To give your new grass the best chance of life do not mow your lawn until the roots have fully established.

Your first mow can usually take place 3-4 weeks after laying. Always ensure that the mower blades are sharp to prevent damage to the leaf. When mowing only remove one third of the leaf blade, no more.

Mowing Lawn Under Trees

Your grass will keep in better shape if you keep it slightly longer under shaded areas. Leaving a few clippings behind can also help under trees and we recommend not to mow more than a third of the grass leaf.

It is also important to avoid over watering in shaded areas as the water does not evaporate quickly in these areas. Pruning your bushes and trees regularly will allow as much sunlight as possible on your lawn.

Mowing TIP: Always mow with sharp blades, mow when dry to avoid scalping.

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Tips for mowing your lawn

Keep mower blades sharp

Mow when grass is dry

Mow your lawn regularly

We recommend to remove only 1/3 of the leaf blade at any one time

Some grasses require dethatching in early spring as the temperatures start to warm up

Scalping may occur in some grasses, increase the mowing height to desired level