LAWN TURF MOWING CALENDAR GUIDE
It pays to adjust your mowing habits to keep your garden looking fresh, natural, green, and as full of life as possible. Take a look at our mowing calendar below for advice on how and when to cut your lawn:
Be wary of spending too much time on your lawn in January. Make sure basic maintenance is covered, such as removing leaves, twigs, and other debris, but try not to walk on sodden or frozen lawns too much as it will damage the turf.
Again, maintenance such as leaf removal and dispatching worm casts should be the order of the month. If the weather begins to pick up then consider trimming the borders ready for when you can mow.
Time for your lawn’s first cut of the New Year! The grass will be starting to grow, and it might also be an opportunity to give your turf a light rolling. Depending on the weather you can possibly perform a couple of cuts, but remember to keep your mower on a high setting.
Better weather means your lawn should be growing a bit more meaning you can start to look at mowing the garden every fortnight on a high setting.
With spring underway you can now look to lower the height of your mower and increase the frequency of the cut. Weeds may become more evident, too, so keep an eye out for them.
As warmer weather moves in the lawn will start to grow to a point where two mows a week on a lower setting will prove beneficial to keep it short and thick. If the weather’s too dry raise the blades and mow less frequently.
Carry on mowing twice a week at a lower level if conditions allow, but if there’s the problem of drought then make sure to spike and water your lawn regularly to keep it healthy.
The good weather should mean that your lawn is still growing fast and frequently. Again, if too dry then keep it watered and reduce mowing frequency. Apply fertilisers if necessary and keep an eye out for weeds.
September is typically the optimal time for lawn growth as we head into autumn and winter, and is an important time for maintenance. Mow frequently, worm, weed and, above all, make sure to enjoy your lawn!
As winter begins to roll in growth will slow and mowing will become less frequent. Make sure to raise the height of your mower and make any necessary repairs to your turf before the cold sets in.
With your mower now set at winter height, you should expect to make the last cut of the year during November, with more time concentrated on maintenance and raking leaves.
If there’s any grass still growing and you’re feeling especially brave give it a light trim with the mower height set high. Other than that keep at casual maintenance and enjoy Christmas