Tips & Tricks

Try not to remove more than one third of the grass length on any one occasion.

A healthy lawn can survive an occasional close cut. Repeated close mowing produces a brown lawn and has several harmful side effects, including:

  • Injury to the crown, where new growth generates and nutrients are stored.
  • Reduction of the surface area of the blade, making the blade surface insufficient to produce food through photosynthesis.
  • Increased vulnerability to pests and disease.
  • An increase in the sunlight reaching weed seeds, allowing them to germinate.
  • Risk of soil compaction.
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