Get your mower serviced regularly

Get your mower serviced at the start of every growing season to ensure a clean, quality cut. Chipped or blunt blades will bruise the grass and can cause straw-colored dieback at the tips.

Aim to reduce the lawn height by one third

It’s a good idea to aim to reduce the lawn height by only one third each time you mow – any more would decrease the health and vigour of the grass.

Cut fortnightly in early spring

The grass needs cutting less frequently in early spring as it is growing more slowly at this time of year. Cutting it fortnightly is fine until the weather warms up in late spring.

Cut weekly in late spring and summer

If you mow less frequently, you’ll break the ‘one third’ rule, as you’ll have to cut off more than one-third of the grass’s height to keep it looking neat. You may need to mow twice weekly when growth rates peak in late spring.