How often should you mow your lawn?

If the idea of maintaining an aesthetically pleasing lawn seems overwhelming, we’re here to help.

An overview of effective lawn maintenance

In general, lawns will require some care and attention between the months of March and October. Depending on your lifestyle and personal preferences, mowing once a week or once a fortnight will be enough to keep your lawn looking tidy and in excellent condition.As well as ensuring your lawn is kept well-trimmed, maintaining a regular mowing routine will also help you to enhance the density of your turf for a more lush appearance and minimise the appearance of unwanted weeds.

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The no-mow movement

This RSPB article explains the benefits of the no-mow movement. If you want to get involved by letting your lawn grow into a flower-rich or grassy meadow, you can minimise your mowing to just once or twice over the summer season.

How to get the best results when mowing your lawn

To achieve the best outcomes, we recommend investing in a quality lawn mower with the correct combination of features that are most suited to your garden. Top-quality machines make the task of mowing your lawn a pleasurable one, as the blades will glide across the grass with ease.

For many of the top brands like Mountfield spares, parts and accessories are available for every element of the machine. This will help you to achieve maximum longevity from your chosen lawn mower. When looking for Mountfield spares and accessories, or parts for any other brand of lawn mower, look for reputable and knowledgeable retailers who can help you to make the right selections for your machine.

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Just don’t forget the one-third rule

When too much of the grass blade is removed at one time, the risk of developing patchiness across your lawn is much higher. Therefore, it is best practice to remove only a third of the grass blades during a single mowing session. This means that if you want to achieve a one-inch cut, then you should be mowing your lawn when it is at one and a half inches.