Regular mowing is crucial to achieve healthy grass. There are a few tips to correct mowing however:
- Regular mowing; don’t wait for the lawn to get too long.
- Don’t cut the lawn too short – never less than one inch. Cutting the lawn too short or ‘scalping’ can lead to moss infestation and weeds occurring; therefore using the highest setting on your lawnmower is highly recommended.
- Cut your lawn once per week; cutting less than this can shock the grass, which can result in the grass dying off and bare patches forming leading to weeds and moss infestation.
- If the grass is too long, don’t cut it down too much at once; mow twice.
- Use the box on your mower or rake the clippings off your lawn as leaving them can encourage thatch and makes the lawn more susceptible to diseases.
- Ensure the blades of the mower are sharp and try to mow in different directions each time you mow.
You CAN use clippings from a LawnHopper® treated lawn in your compost heap; however it should be allowed to mulch down for at least six months before using it.
LawnHopper® has a growth regulator product which can dramatically reduce the amount of times you mow your lawn during the growing season.