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When to start mowing your lawn

Grassclippings - Webb MowerPick up any old lawn care book and it will state that you should not mow the lawn between the end of October and end of February.

This is rubbish. We are often asked by clients when should we start mowing the lawn in the spring. 

After the very wet January, the wettest for 100 years, we are desperate now for some finer spring like weather and if we get some, then this would be an ideal time to mow the lawn.

The turf grasses in the lawn are now growing as the temperatures have been unseasonably high, and if you are brave enough, get out this weekend if the garden is dry and firm under foot and 'top' the lawn on a high mower setting to tidy it up. The effect of mowing the lawn will not only stimulate additional growth and activity but you will feel a lot better for the exercise and the garden will look so much tidier.

Do not take more than 25% off the growth off the lawn in any mowing session otherwise the grass will turn white. All to often you see lawns that have had the living daylights mown out of them - this foolish activity will weaken the grass plants and not benefit the lawn at all, fuelling more moss and weed activity.

In a week or so after the first mowing session of the season, you will be able to apply your Sulphate of Iron to control the Moss in the lawns either by way of a three in one feed, weed or moss lawn fertiliser product or a stand alone application.

Should you have requirements for lawn feeds and equipment, please visit The Lawn Shop. If you want some good advice and you cannot find it be searching the 650 archives on this lawn blog, please take a look at The Lawn Guide.

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