Maintaining top-quality turf: what happens to grass if we don’t cut it?

We all know that a regular mowing routine (suited to your grass variety) is important to preserve quality turf – but why? It’s more than just tidy, good looks and curb appeal.

If you don’t, you’ll make life harder for yourself!

You might start with premium quality turf, but leave it too long and your mower (and your arms!) will struggle cutting it – even with an increased blade height. It’ll also take longer as you’ll need to mow slowly. And you’ll probably end up having to mow more often. It’s important to stick to this rule of thumb: don’t cut more than 1/3 of the grass height at once (or you’ll likely damage it). So, if it’s overgrown, you’ll need to mow in stages.

Lush lawn health

Regular mowing means the healthy grass blades will thrive and the weaker ones die out. Also, a uniform cut – done regularly – means every part of your lawn has equal access to the sun and water it needs to flourish, so it looks consistently beautiful throughout. Of course, a regular routine also helps combat pests and keep weeds away.

Taller grass also produces ‘big clumps’ of clippings after you mow, which are harder to manage and can block your turf grass from sunlight. On the other hand, unobtrusive short clippings can be left on your lawn to decompose and release nutrients back into the soil. 

But remember

You don’t want to overdo it and ‘scalp’ your lawn. Remember, never remove more than 1/3 of the grass blade length at a time. Regular mowing promotes a healthy, strong root system – and different varieties (and weather conditions) will need different schedules.

We’re happy to you tips and advice on mowing or any other maintenance issues. Call or email us today. 

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