Lawn Mowing Tips & Advice in South Wales
Regular mowing is a crucial part of looking after your lawn. If you’re not sure how to mow a lawn, here’s what to do:
- Mow around the edge of your lawn first to ensure that you have a turning border. Make sure the mower’s wheels don’t drop off the edge and scalp the grass.
- Now start from one side, mow in a straight line and turn at the far edge of the lawn. Line your mower to overlap the strip you’ve already cut, then repeat.
- Empty the grass box when you’re finished. A full box will leave clippings on the grass or clog the mower.
How often to mow your lawn
If you have time, it’s best to mow twice a week in the summertime and once a week in spring / autumn. During dry periods, we recommend raising the cut to allow the grass to retain more moisture.
More lawn mowing tips
- Try to alternate the direction of your cut.
- The first cut of the year in spring should use a high setting for a slight trim to tidy up the lawn and collect debris.
- Never cut the lawn shorter than 1.5 inches.
- Remember the 1/3 rule of lawn mowing: never cut off more than a third of the grass’s height in one go.
- The above rule applies even if it’s been a long time since your last mow (perhaps the weather has been bad, or maybe you went on holiday) and the grass is getting very long.
- Make sure the mower blade is sharp and that your machine isn’t leaking petrol.
- Do not fill the mower with petrol while it’s on the lawn – petrol spills can damage the grass.
- Try to avoid mowing on frosty or wet days.
- Get your mower regularly serviced (including sharpening the blades).