Mowing Tips

Mow your lawn frequently and when it is dry. 

Mowing your lawn frequently, but only taking a little off is the best for your lawn.  Removing too much leaf, which is about a third in one mow weakens your lawn.
Weekly during growth periods is best, but aim to never remove more than 1/3 of the leaf.  During peak growth look to mow weekly and reduce your mowing during cooler or hotter times. Always remove clippings.

Raise your mower height

Aim to mow at 5 - 7cm, the latter in Summer time. For simplicity, measure between a hard surface and the bottom edge of your mower's deck. Keeping to this height will help keep your lawn healthy and requires less water.  Don't be afraid to set your mower at its highest setting - this is especially important during Summer.

Remove the clippings and change your mowing direction. Keep those lawn mower blades sharp - it's better for your lawn. 
It's important to note that you should not mow your lawn if it is under severe heat stress. See our watering tips to identify signs of heat stress in your lawn.

Water Deeply

During Summer look to water deeply, then allow the lawn to use all that water for a few days. As a guide (please note all situations are different), use your sprinkler 1 hour per placement twice a week. Morning watering is the best, followed by early evening watering