The Ultimate Guide to Mowing Your Lawn Like A Pro

A well-manicured lawn enhances the beauty of any outdoor space, and regular mowing is a crucial component of lawn care. Follow these expert tips from Clive’s Gardening Services to achieve a lush, healthy lawn that will be the envy of your neighbours.

Invest in the Right Equipment:

Start with a quality lawn mower. Consider the size of your lawn and choose between a push mower, self-propelled mower, or a ride-on mower. Keep blades sharp for clean cuts. The image below shows the results of Clive’s Gardening Services roller petrol mower.

Set the Right Mowing Height:

Adjust your mower’s cutting height based on the grass type. Generally, cutting grass to a height of 2.5 to 3 inches is ideal for most lawns, promoting root development and shade to the soil.

Follow the One-Third Rule:

Never remove more than one-third of the grass blade in a single mowing session. This prevents stress on the grass and encourages a healthier, thicker lawn.

Vary Your Mowing Patterns:

CGS advising changing your mowing direction regularly. This prevents soil compaction and ensures an even cut. Alternating between horizontal and vertical patterns is a good practice.

Mow When Grass is Dry:

Mow your lawn when the grass is dry to achieve a cleaner cut. Wet grass can lead to clumping, uneven trimming, and potential damage to the lawn.

Regular Mowing Schedule:

Clive’s Gardening Services recommend you establish a consistent mowing schedule based on the growth rate of your grass. During the growing season, mow every 1-2 weeks to maintain an optimal height.

Leave Grass Clippings on the Lawn:

Consider leaving grass clippings on the lawn as they decompose quickly, returning valuable nutrients to the soil. This practice is known as grass cycling and promotes a healthier lawn.

Trim Edges for a Polished Look:

Use a trimmer or edging tool to give your lawn a clean, well-defined appearance. This simple step adds a professional touch to your lawn care routine.

Adjust Mowing Frequency with Seasons:

In the growing season, you may need to mow more frequently. As the grass slows its growth in cooler months, adjust your mowing schedule accordingly.

Proper Maintenance of Equipment:

CGS advise annual servicing of your lawn mower plus cleaning the blades, changing the oil, and replacing air filters. A well-maintained mower ensures efficient operation and extends its lifespan. Of course, if you chose a battery mower like below servicing is not required.

By incorporating these tips into your lawn care routine, you’ll be well on your way to maintaining a vibrant, healthy lawn that enhances the overall appeal of your outdoor space. Happy mowing!

Clive’s Gardening Services offer Mowing and all Lawn Care services:

If of course you don’t have the time or inclination to cut your own grass, Clive’s Gardening Services have a mower for ever type of lawn. Plus, we offer lawn treatments, aeration, and scarification.