When Should You Mow Your Lawn
March: This is when growth begins – springtime. Begin mowing with a high cut on dry grass as far as possible.
April: Growth will flourish with the rise in temperature, so you’ll be mowing fortnightly, then every 10 days, then perhaps weekly.
May & June: Mowing frequency should increase. Weekly mowing is ideal. Lower the cutting height up to 4 cm (1.5”).
July and AWugust:
- If it’s dry, slow growth will require mowing on a minimum of every two weeks.
- Hot and dry weather needs the same as above but with raised mowing height.
- For moist weather follow the June pattern.
September: Autumn rains make for good growth; mow frequently. You can lower the cut again as long as your lawn isn’t mossy.
October: Hardly any mowing required so the cut should be raised to winter height.
November: It is likely to be the last standard lawn cutting. Using a rotary mower on a dry lawn will get rid of dry autumn leaves.
Winter Lawn Mowing: Occasional topping (a light high cut) is necessary to keep the lawn from looking untidy. Your lawn should be neat and smart all year round. The soil cannot be moist and squelchy, it must be unyielding. Wet grass must be squeegeed. Never mow on a frosty lawn. Avoid mowing if freezing is due within a day. Do not do mowing turns as this causes damage to the grass in winter.