Mowing Your Lawn

mowing lawnKeeping on top of your mowing routine is a must for a healthy looking ,long lasting lawn.

Did you know that regular mowing also minimizes weeds? Why you ask? Its because you cut them up prior to setting seed.

Some general tips for mowing are set out below:

  • Don’t mow too short. By mowing short you put your lawn under extreme stress and it encourages weeds to set in.Also if you think by mowing your lawn short it will save you time in between mows,think again…All it will do is damage your lawn by scalping your lawn and in the long run will create more work for yourself.
  • Avoid long periods between mows. Regular mowing is always best.
  • Be sure to sharpen your blades on your mower regularly. Also avoid using old fuel.Make sure that your oil/fuel mix is right for your 2 stroke mower.Service your mower yearly and look out for flat tyres and wobbly wheels as this can cause uneven mowing.

Below are some mowing height guidelines:

Couch…………………………………..15-30mm

Soft Leaf Buffalo(All Varieties)….30-50mm

Kikuyu…………………………………30-50mm

 

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