How often should you cut the grass?
Now that the summer is fast approaching, our attention starts to turn towards our gardens. In our last blog we spoke about now you can best prepare your garden for spring and summer, which you can read here. However a question we often yet asked is how often you should cut your grass. So this blog will focus on the lawn alone! We will basically explain how to get a beautiful lawn this summer with all of our top lawn care tips....
The simple answer to how often you should cut your grass is that there is no answer! Having said that, your lawn will benefit from you following some basic lawn care guidelines. It doesn't matter so much how often you mow your lawn, as much as how long the grass is. If your lawn is yellowing and dried out after you've cut it, you probably have the blade on your mower set too low. Your grass will be healthier if you let it grow a little longer. Some people like a super-short lawn but doing this requires both a specific variety of grass and lots of extra care spent on lawn care and upkeep.
In the UK people commonly cut their grass quite short, (to reduce how often they have to cut it!) however this isn’t always the best thing for your lawn. You should consider the rate in which your grass grows. The 3 main factors that affect grass growth rate are –
Without any of these three key ingredients your grass will not grow. Grass requires a minimum temperature 6 degrees Celsius to grow, which is why during the winter months it will grow at a much slower pace.
Most people will cut the grass for the first time around this time of the year, as the weather starts to warm up. The first cut of the spring is actually probably the most important. Many people jump straight in and cut it far too short! As we said earlier, this is not a good idea. We recommend never cutting more than a third of the blade of grass off in one go, if you cut more than this it will stress the grass, which is what will turn it yellow and brown. To avoid this you can simply change the cutting height of your lawnmower.
From now until June you may need to only cut your grass on a monthly basis. However as the weather gets warmer (July/August time) you may need to cut the grass once a week as it will grow faster. During the periods that you haven’t had lot of rain you may want to limit the amount you cut the grass. Water is essential for healthy grass and without it the grass won’t grow, so you should water your grass regularly.
Our aim is to provide a professional, personal and friendly service to all customers. We have a wonderful range of lawn treatments you should start now to ensure you will have beautiful lawns by the summer. A healthy lawn really does make or break a garden, so take a look at our treatments here. We stock numerous lawnmowers that will make your lawns beautiful and make all your friends green with envy!