Best lawn mowing heights and management guide

Managing your mowing is a key part of maintaining a healthy, lush green lawn.

The rule of thumb is to only cut one-third of the leaf per mow – no more.

During summer it is recommended to drop the mower height because this is the peak period for lawn growth.  However many Australians tend to mow too low to save time between mowing intervals, this can cause problems such as scalping which stresses your lawn.

The lawn variety, your conditions and the season determines how high or low you mow.

It is important to remember to lift your mower heights in winter.

The best practice guide for mowing myhomeTURF varieties:

BUFFALO GRASS

Prestige Buffalo

Cut to 3.5cm-4.5cm in sun or light shade, or 5cm-6cm in shade.

Mow every 7-10 days in warmer months, and every 3-6 weeks in colder months.

Sapphire Buffalo

Cut to 2cm-5cm in sun or light shade, or 5cm-7cm in heavier shade.

Mow every 5-10 days in warmer months, and every 3-6 weeks in colder months.

Palmetto Buffalo

Cut to 2cm-5cm in sun or light shade, or 5cm-7cm in shade.

Mow every 7-10 days in warmer months, and every 3-6 weeks in colder months.

ZOYSIA GRASSES

Empire Zoysia

Cut to 2cm-5cm in sun, or 5cm-7cm in shade – lower cuts will resemble a Couch lawn, higher cuts will resemble a Fescue lawn with longer leaf blades.

Mow every 2 weeks in warmer months, and every 3-8 weeks in colder months.

Nara Native Zoysia

Cut to 2cm-5cm in sun, or 5cm-7cm in shade – lower cuts will resemble a Couch lawn, higher cuts will resemble a Fescue lawn with longer leaf blades.

Mow every 2 weeks in warmer months, and every 3-8 weeks in colder months.

Augusta Zoysia Lawn

Cut to 2cm-5cm in sun, or 5cm-7cm in shade – lower cuts will resemble a Couch lawn, higher cuts will resemble a Fescue lawn with longer leaf blades.

Mow every 2 weeks in warmer months, and every 3-8 weeks in colder months.

KIKUYU LAWN

Kenda Kikuyu

Cut to 2.5cm-5cm every 7-10 days in the warmer months.

Cut at the same height, every 3-6 weeks in cold months.

COUCH GRASSES

OZTUFF Couch

Cut to 2cm-4cm every 7-21 days in the warmer months, depending on the frequency of fertiliser. In winter raise your cutting height by 1cm and mow to maintain your lawn at the desired height.

Stadium Sports Couch

Cut to 2cm-4cm every 7-21 days in the warmer months, depending on the frequency of fertiliser. In winter raise your cutting height by 1cm and mow to maintain your lawn at the desired height.

Remember Mower Maintenance

Tips to maintaining your mower

  • Maintain sharp blades
  • Clean your mower after use
  • Maintain regular servicing
  • Makes sure your air filter does not become blocked with grass
  • Ensure your fuel is FRESH

Remember with either a petrol or electric mower always use genuine lawn mower spare parts to safeguard your warranty and to ensure safety standards and performance levels are optimised.

Please note our article Key Lawn Mower Maintenance Tips is intended as a general guide and myhomeTURF recommends you seek professional assistance from a qualified repairer if you suspect your lawn mower is in need of repairs.

Source:  https://www.myhometurf.com.au/lawn-tips/lawn-mowing-heights-management-guide/

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