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Tips for mowing the lawn

Mowing the lawn regularly is one of the most important maintenance measures for a lush and beautiful green lawn. Those who do not mow often enough or at the wrong times must expect bumps, moss and brown spots. With the following tips for mowing the lawn, mistakes can easily be avoided.

When should the lawn be mowed?

The mowing season basically extends from March to November. During this time, the lawn can be mowed at any time. The lawn should not have started to bloom and should also be dry. Especially in autumn, this is not always easy to achieve in view of the weather conditions. A green that is too wet should not be mowed because the damp clippings could clog the mower and the collecting container. Constant cleaning of the mower would be the result. On the other hand, a cool, very moist soil can become compacted under load - for example when driving on with the help of a ride-on lawn mower. This would mean that the nutrients could no longer be absorbed so well by the green plants. Furthermore, this would promote the growth of moss because the rainwater would no longer seep away as well. (Moss in the lawn)

How often should you mow the lawn?

Mowing the lawn shouldn't be limited to just once or twice a year. Because only regular mowing ensures that the grass stays close to the sward and can branch well through the recurring cut. This also prevents the formation of moss and encourages the lawn to grow. The grass plants can also increase their distribution on the ground. (Which lawn mower is the right one?)

How often the lawn needs to be mowed depends on the type of lawn in question. In order to find the ideal rhythm, it is therefore important to know the optimal cutting height for your own type of lawn. Because this can be between 1.5 and 10 cm. For example, easy-care herb lawns require 6 to 10 cuts per year, while ornamental lawns, shady areas or lawns for use need to be mowed more often with 1 to 2 cuts per week. The optimal cutting height for ornamental lawns is 1.5 to 2.5 cm, whereas for lawns for use it is 3 to 4 cm. The latter should not be cut too deep, otherwise unwanted grasses could immigrate. The ideal cutting height for shady lawns is 4 to 5 cm. In this case, too, you should not mow too deep, as otherwise a reduced grain density could promote the growth of moss.

Which aspects still need to be considered when mowing the lawn

Areas that have not been mown should generally not be entered. Because grass plants that have been trodden down only straighten up again with a delay, which leads to an uneven cut.
Mowing too deeply damages the lawn and reduces the quality of growth. If the stalks are placed below the vegetation point, which is about halfway up, the stalks will only recover slowly. The lawn is then more easily damaged by high levels of sunlight and has gaps. The so-called one-third rule states the following: If the ideal cutting height is 4 cm, mowing the lawn should be considered again from a height of 6 cm. The grass is therefore shortened by a third.

In dry weather conditions, the grass grows more slowly, which is why the frequency of cuts is also reduced.

In winter there is no need to mow the lawn, as the grass plants go to sleep. Trimming the grass at this point would mean that the plants would lack the energy they need to survive the winter. Furthermore, frozen stalks break off more quickly.

When mowing, the entire cutting width of the mower should be used to create a uniform image.

In mid-October it will be time for the last mowing of the year.
Status: March 25, 2021

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