A lawn mower that has the ability to mulch the grass clippings is certain to benefit the lawn in the long-term.
By recycling the clippings, the nutrients will return to the soil, which can help promote better growth in the future. A purpose-built mulching mower will ensure the grass blades are cut into tiny pieces, which gives most benefit to the lawn and doesn’t leave behind large, unsightly clumps of dead grass.
Grass cutting height
Garden lawns grow much faster throughout the warm summer months, so cutting at a favorable height of about 2.5 cm is often practical. But, the cool-season can benefit from a longer cutting length. When the grass is growing slower, it helps to leave the grass 1-2 cm longer. This should help to avoid issues with scalping and minimize the risk of developing brown grass. Plus, a weakened lawn is less effective at fighting-off disease and weeds.
What frequency to mow
A practical timescale to mow the lawn is once weekly or at least every two weeks throughout the warmer months of the year. A mow every 4-5 weeks have been enough for the cold winter months. Cutting the lawn less than required can leave it looking quite unattractive and stalky. Mowing often, with a well maintained mow with sharp blades is certain to keep maintain the lush-green lawn.
What type of mower
There are several different types of rotary-action lawn mowers with popular models including:
- Cut and catch
- Mulch or catch
The preferred mower will provide enough performance and power to make sure it is able to cut the backyard lawn area. A mower used on the small or medium lawns should provide a high level of performance while being low to maintain. A walk-behind reel mower is certain to benefit those with a compact sized lawn area.
Here are several useful tips to water the lawn and garden in the most effective way possible:
- Apply regular applications of mulch to the sandy soil to increase its ability to hold water for longer
- Give the lawn a watering in the morning (6-10AM) to avoid issues with evaporation and increase the time the lawn is nourished. Alternatively, the water can wait until late afternoon if there isn’t enough time in the morning
- Make sure to stop watering if the water starts to pool on the surface of the lawn
- Give the sprinkler system include nozzle a regular inspection to avoid issues with leaks
- Set-up a proper rainwater tank to help store natural rainfall, which can later be used to water the lawn and garden
Mulching is a great idea to give the lawn a natural source of fertilizer. Bagging the grass clippings can remove a lot of nutrients, so it makes sense to use a mulching mower that leaves behind small pieces of grass. This will slowly break down over time and return the helpful nutrients to the soil. But, if this isn’t a practical solution, a store-bought fertilizer solution can be used once or twice during the season (spring and summer). A preferred fertilizer will provide a combination of potassium, phosphorus, and nitrogen.