As the weather begins to turn for the better, you can start to think about your lawn’s first cut of the season. Typically this would be in the springtime, but realistically you can begin to think about mowing the lawn when the outside temperature rises above 10 degrees Celsius.
Try to hold off cutting your lawn until the grass is dry, as a wet cut can lead to grass disease, which you will want to avoid at this early stage in the season. The sooner you can get that first cut in, the better. Cutting your lawn for the first time at the beginning of spring will remove the grass’s dead ends and promote new growth.
How Often Should You Mow The Lawn?
This depends on how quickly your lawn is growing. You might find that the grass is off to a slow start at the beginning of the season and therefore does not need weekly maintenance. However, as the weather gets warmer, you might find that the grass starts to grow a little faster each week. If so, then a weekly cut might be more appropriate to maintain the health of your lawn.
As a general rule, you should only endeavour to cut one-third of the lawn’s length on each cut. Cutting any more than this can cause issues with the lawn and may stunt its growth. Your grass depends on a good length blade to photosynthesise, so ensuring that you are not over mowing is essential to maintaining the lawn’s health. Paying close attention to the lawn’s growth weekly will give you a good idea of how often it will need to be mowed.
A great starting point for any aspiring gardener is to ensure that your lawnmower is in good standing. Getting your mower serviced annually ensures that the mower is in tip-top form. After all, having a healthy lawn starts with healthy equipment. Getting a professional to service your mower each season will also ensure that your blades remain sharp, which will prevent your grass from bruising, leading to diebacks at the tip of the grass blades.
Many lawns are likely to have bald patches coming into a new season and need to be reseeded. Try to avoid mowing over these newly sowed patches of grass and leave them alone until they are around 4cm in height, at which point you can begin to trim them along with the rest of the lawn.
It might also be a good idea for the gardening perfectionist to have a strimmer handy for the edges of your lawn. A strimmer is much better at getting any long tufts of grass at the edges or in awkward corners of the garden. Having perfectly trimmed edges will go a long way to giving your garden a healthy aesthetic look and add more beauty to your garden landscaping.
Hire A Professional Gardener
Hiring a gardener to do the work for you might be a great idea if you want to guarantee your lawn’s health throughout the summer months. Gardening can often be a laborious task, and if you find that you cannot commit to weekly garden maintenance, perhaps this is a good move for your garden.
Not only will your garden be mowed correctly, but a professional gardener will also be able to give you advice about how to keep your lawn healthy between cuts as well as offering other gardening services to spruce up your garden.
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