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Mowing your lawn

Tips and advice from our lawn care expert to help you make the most of your lawns.

Mow high, often and with sharp blades.


Mowing high and keeping your grass a bit longer will produce

stronger, healthier grass with fewer problems.

Longer grass has more leaf surface to take in sunlight. This

enables it to grow thicker and develop a deeper root system, which in

turn helps the grass survive drought, tolerate insect damage, and fend

off diseases. Longer grass also shades the soil surface keeping it

cooler, helping it retain moisture, and making it difficult for weeds to

germinate and grow.


Moss thrives in damp shady conditions and in thatchy lawns.  Treating with a moss control and scarifying helps to alleviate the problem but it’s cause needs to be investigated.  Poor drainage is a major cause and that could be brought about by a build-up of surface thatch in the lawn, heavy clay soil or as a result of soil compaction.  You need to create the right grass and soil conditions to help stop it re-occurring.  


It is also important to mow with sharp blades to prevent tearing and

damaging the grass. And it's best to mow often, because grass adjusts

better to frequent than infrequent mowing. The rule of thumb is to mow

often enough that you never cut more than one-third of the height of the

grass.


Unless you have a mower that mulches we recommend that lawn clippings are always collected and composted as otherwise they collect on your lawn as surface thatch which will have adverse consequences on moss and disease control.


It is also important to mow with sharp blades to prevent tearing and injuring the grass. And it's best to mow often, because grass adjusts better to frequent than infrequent mowing. The rule of thumb is to mow often enough that you never cut more than one-third of the height of the grass blades.


We recommend that lawn clippings are always collected and composted as otherwise they collect on your lawn as surface thatch which will have adverse consequences on moss and disease control..

Wheel Barrow full of grass clippings

At Simplylawns we care about your grassed areas, that’s why we offer you tips and advice on how to care for your lawn so you can make informed choices on how to mow, water and the positive environmental impact a good lawn can produce.

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