Tips & Tricks

Lawn Care

Here at Sims we love caring for our lawn, and we hope you do to, and to help you care for your lawn here are some helpful tips and tricks to keep your grass greener.

 

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When to Start Cutting Grass | Is There a ‘Best Time?’

When is the Best time to Start Mowing the Lawn? In most cases, the majority of lawn mowing is carried out between March and October but is there a ‘best time’ to cut your grass? The best time to start cutting grass changes depending on the season. See below for a more detailed guide on […]

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The 7 Best Mulching Mowers to Revitalise Your Garden

SIMS have been hard at work hand-selecting some of our favourite mulching lawn mowers to help keep you summer garden looking fresh and stunning. Mulching mowers are fantastic at cutting grass into fine pieces and redistributing them to help fertilise your lawn and garden, and SIMS has over 14 unique mulching mowers on offer to […]

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Lawn Care: The Best Lawnmowers for Your Garden

As we’ve already mentioned above, mowing your lawn regularly is extremely beneficial. However, there are 5 significant benefits of mowing your lawn on a regular basis: Lawn Mowing is Essential for Lawn Care The cosmetic benefits are one of the main reasons people mow their lawns regularly. There is nothing like a properly mowed lawn. […]

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Don’t cut too quickly

Haste can make a waste of your lawn. This is particularly true with tall or wet grass, which resists a swift cut. But even in dry conditions, a rushed job leads to uneven shearing and leaves behind clumps of poorly mulched clippings. You also risk damaging the mower and most likely belts, especially on ride-on […]

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Always vary your mowing pattern

Avoid mowing in the same direction or pattern each time you mow. When you do this, you risk compacting soil and actually creating ruts. Both compacted soil and ruts can lead to grass that’s less healthy, followed by weeds that thrive in compacted soil.

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Mulching

When you let grass clippings lie on the lawn after cutting, that’s called mulching. It not only saves you time (no more bagging clippings), but it also saves money (no more lawn waste bags or fees). Grass clippings can provide up to 25 percent of your lawn’s fertilizer needs, so you’ll save some dough on […]

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Avoid mowing wet grass.

Mowing a wet lawn doesn’t harm the grass, but it doesn’t yield the best results. Wet grass fills and clogs a mower deck. It also has a tendency to fall over and clump together as you mow, creating an uneven cut. Watch for clumps of wet grass that fall off the mower. Remove these from […]

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Raise the height of cut in shady areas.

Lawns that grow in shady areas benefit from a higher mowing height. Longer grass blades have a greater surface area for conducting photosynthesis. In a low-light situation, this is a great benefit and a secret to growing a healthy lawn in the shade.

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