We grow it, you mow it!
Guidance for mowing your lawn to keep it healthy and green
Correct mowing is important for lawn health.
It might seem simple to pull the mower out of the shed every few weeks and give the lawn a once over. However, with a little care and planning you can ensure that your are mowing correctly so that your lawn thrives and stays green and healthy.
How to mow your lawn
Mowing height of your grass depends on the lawn variety.
- Sir Walter DNA Certified 20-60mm
- Eureka Kikuyu 20-50 mm
- Nullarbor Couch 9-25 mm
- TifTuf Bermuda 9-25mm
- RTF Tall Fescue 40-60 mm
- Sir Grange Zoysia 10-60mm or un-mown
How often should you mow your lawn?
There is no definitive rule as to how often you should mow your lawn. It really depends on where you are located, the season, what lawn variety you have and your preference of lawn height and look.
A good rule of thumb is every 1-2 weeks in Spring / Summer and every 2-5 weeks in Autumn / Winter.
Aeration and Dethatching
Aerate while you mow,
just strap them on and go!
As your lawn gets older, the soil will often get compacted. 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 alternatively 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.
So which lawn mower should you buy?
Buying a new lawn mower isn’t as easy as you might think! There are so many new models and fancy features that can make your mowing experience quieter, quicker and more enjoyable! Or, if you’re not one for mowing at all, look out for an Auto-Mower who will do all the hard work for you!