Many Australian homeowners pride themselves on a bright green, manicured lawn, which is why it requires consistent, proper care in order to flourish.
But for many, understanding the best time to mow their lawn raises a series of questions and often leaves them shaking their head. As experts in lawn mowing, we know the best times and the signs that you should be looking for when preparing to mow your lawn.
And, whether you mow it yourself or hire a professional, the choice is yours and with our expert advice, we provide you all the knowledge you need to make an informed decision.
Grass Type is Important
Understanding what type of grass you have can impact the way in which you mow your lawn and how often you do it. Grass types such as Buffalo (Sir Walter, Matilda & Sapphire), Couch, Queensland Blue Couch, Kikuyu and Zoysia are the five most popular varieties in Australia. However, unlike Buffalo, Couch and Zoysia, Queensland Blue Couch and Kikuyu require a lot more attention when it comes to mowing frequency and maintenance.
Contain Your Weeds
Weeds are a direct sign that your grass is struggling to grow naturally. And when they start growing, they can be hard to control. However, treating your weeds can be tricky, especially if you don’t know the strain. Keep an eye out for our next blog article where we teach you to quickly identify and remove the common weeds found in Australian lawns.
As mentioned above, each variety of grass has an ideal cutting height to encourage good health and strong future growth. If you are unsure of the type of grass you have. Mowing your grass to the right height also means you are clipping off any weed seed head before they can mature and take over your lawn. Cool climate grasses flourish best when cut from ¼ inch to 3 inches in length. Warmer climate grasses are best when cut between ½ inch to 3 inches in length.
Mowing technique not only improves the general look of your lawn, it also helps to ensure your lawn is not damaged during the process. At Gardening Angels, we recommend starting by mowing around the yards’ perimeter, clockwise. Once you have done this, it is as simple as mowing straight lines to finish the area. Mowing clockwise ensures that excess grass matter is pushed onto the lawn and not in your directional path. It is also important to overlap each line by a few inches to ensure that you do not miss any areas.
Call a Professional
If the thought of mowing your lawn is confusing, talking to a professional lawn mowing expert can be highly beneficial. Our staff have all the valuable information and experience to look at your lawn and provide advice on the best ways to keep your yard looking beautiful this Spring.
Gardening Angels can help you with all your lawn mowing needs, weed identification and general lawn requirements.