Spring lawn care advice on mowing the lawn. Spring lawn care - Mowing the lawn Paynes Turf

With the sun shining and the weather warming up, it’s the ideal time to get outside and give the garden a ‘spring clean’. It may take a little effort to get it in tiptop condition but a neatly cut, lush green lawn will bring your garden to life.

Mowing the lawn will improve its appearance, making it thicker, denser and greener. Regular and correct mowing is one of the most important lawn care tasks, and will ensure your lawn stays strong and healthy.

  • Aim to cut your lawn between 4-5cm high. Mowing your lawn too short will damage and weaken the grass, making it more susceptible to weeds and moss.
  • Never cut more than a third off the grass blades at any one time. If you haven’t mowed your lawn and it is longer than it should be, simply raise the cutting height of your mower for the first cut and then lower the blades on the next cut.
  • Always make sure your mower’s blades are sharp, as cutting with blunt mower blades will tear the grass and cause the tip of the grass blades to turn brown.
  • Finally, try to cut the grass when it’s dry – cutting it while wet will tear the grass, damaging the grass blades and will spoil all your hard work!