Lawn Mowing

Lawn cutting: how much and how to cut the grass

You can manage the cutting of the grass in many ways, today there are also robotic lawnmowers that automate the work passing daily. If you cut often we can opt for the mulching technique , in which the lawnmower shreds the mowing and leaves it in place, to enrich the soil.

A few tricks and the use of adequate equipment are enough to keep the lawn vigorous and free from weeds, here are some useful tips on how to cut the turf, including the height at which to mow, the period and how often to do it and of course the ideal tools for this job.

The cutting height
Generally we try not to let the grass exceed the height of 10 cm . This measure is considered the best both for an aesthetic reason and to prevent the development of weeds.

The height of the ideal cut is generally 3-4 cm , but in shady areas it is preferable to raise it by a few centimeters, since growth is more stunted. However, it should be emphasized that the cutting height also depends on the type of grass , for example if in our garden we have chosen to sow Poa Pratensis grass then the ideal cutting height will be between 4 cm and 5 cm.

A rule to respect to manage the cutting height, common for any type of grass present in the lawn, is to never remove more than a third of the vegetation , so as not to stress it due to excessive cutting, which would lead to inevitably of fraying (scalping).

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