- The Lawn should be mown once the grass reaches 60–70mm
- Mowing height should be 40 – 50 mm.
- Ensure lawn mower blades are sharp, this will make a nicer cut and reduce risk of disease.
- Mow regularly to stimulate growth and keep your lawn looking great
- Mow more frequently through Autumn and Spring. Once every 5 days or so
Mulching versus Catching your grass
Catching your grass through the winter months and high growth periods (Spring/Autumn) is advised to keep a healthy lawn. Catching is advised with young lawns as well as when the grass is juvenile as it is easily affected if not managed properly. When mowing, you should only remove a third of the leaf and this will give the best result.
Leaving your lawn to grow too long before you mow will cause it to become open when cut back aggressively causing an open lawn. Regular mowing helps keep a thick healthy lawn.
Mulching is good through the Summer months when the clippings break down quickly with the warmer temperatures and longer daylight hours. When mulching it needs to be done more regularly than when you catch the grass (every 4-5 days). Mulching can leave to much clipping and this will kill the grass if it is not managed and can cause die back and fungi.
- Robot Lawnmowers constantly cut the grass as it grows. This is by far the most gentle way to cut grass. Whereas ordinary mowing usually takes off several centimetres of clipping which are then collected and removed, the clippings from Robot Lawnmowers are only a few millimetres long. They will fall to the soil, mulch, and fertilise your lawn.
The lawnmower cuts in a seemingly random pattern, in various directions which aides in the lawn looking like carpet. In 20 years of testing it has proven to be the most reliable way to cover the whole lawn, leaving no uncut grass.
There are many Robot Lawnmowers in the marketplace but we highly recommend the Husqvarna Robot Lawnmower as many clients use this brand and they are very happy with its performance.