Step 5 - Mowing Your Lawn

After approximately 14 days, when watering cycles are normal, the ground will have firmed a little and you can mow (just remove the tips of growth) and lightly fertilise. Mowing is important in that it strengthens the root system, making the lawn robust and vigorous. For best appearance be sure to keep your mowing blades sharp.

Santa Anna Couch:
Mowing can take place every 7-14 days during late spring and summer. During autumn and winter every 2-5 weeks, only if necessary. The mowing height is best kept between 20-25mm throughout the year.

Raising the height fractionally over late autumn and winter will give better colour. DO NOT mow couch close in winter. Mowing at even lower levels can achieve putting green appearances.

Sir Walter :
Mowing can take place every 7-14 days during late spring and summer. During autumn and winter every 2-5 weeks, only if necessary. The mowing height is best kept between 40mm throughout the year. Mowing at a higher level will improve drought tolerance and leaf softness.

Kikuyu:
Mowing can take place every 7-10 days during late spring and summer. During autumn and winter every 2-5 weeks, only if necessary. The mowing height is best kept between 30-40mm throughout the year.

 

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