10th August 2022
No matter where it is—in your own yard, a business location, a school, or a public open space—a well-kept wide lawn looks fantastic and has numerous environmental advantages. Large-scale grass cutting, however, can be laborious and time-consuming. So how can a vast lawn be cut in a manner that enhances its beauty?
THE BEST METHOD FOR MOWING A LARGE LAWN
A lawnmower with a grass collector and an integrated roller is necessary to achieve excellence in a vast lawn. I enjoy seeing stripes in a huge lawn but detest seeing massive clusters of clippings. Electric lawn mowers are simply not feasible for large lawns; thus, I would suggest a petrol-powered mower, either a self-propelled push mower or a ride-on with a specialised striping attachment.
Utilising the grass cutting services provided by grounds management firms is by far the best and most cost-effective approach to mow a large lawn.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU MOW A LARGE LAWN?
During the growing season, any natural grass requires routine mowing to keep it neat. Mowing encourages grass plant growth from the roots as well. As a result, it helps the lawn to become thicker and acquire that lovely, fine texture that we all adore. The grass plants will become weaker and more prone to disease if the lawn is allowed to grow long before being scalped.
Weather permitting, you could need to mow all year long, but, the best months for mowing are March through October. In general, growth slows down in the summer heat and in the winter when the ground temperature drops.
I typically advise mowing at least once each week from mid-March to mid-April.
Lawns need to be cut every 3 to 4 days from late April to early June.
A short mowing once per week will keep the grass looking nice and tidy during the slower growth months of July and August.
Another brief growth spike occurs in September and October, but a weekly cut should be sufficient to maintain the lawn's appearance.
Growth is dependent on the soil temperature maintaining at 6 degrees or higher from November through February. As a general guideline, you should maintain mowing if it keeps growing. However, never mow in cold weather!
Alternative mowing regimes
Changes in mowing schedules have been made in an effort to save costs and improve wildlife habitat over the past five years or so. Longer grass is a helpful tool for birds, insects, amphibians, and other animals. This is especially true if it has wildflowers growing in it. For instance, the Meadow Brown butterfly relies on tall grass for mating.
Simply by altering the mowing schedule, large lawns can be transformed into miniature wildflower meadows. Grass is cut after it has set seed but before it collapses and turns to mush between the months of March and July.
There is specific gear required for the summer cut. Traditionally, a scythe would be used, however some modern mowers can handle lengthy grass. Why not designate portions of your lawn for wildflowers if you genuinely want to encourage wildlife?
There are two ways to go about it: either mow your lawn less regularly so that low-growing wildflowers like daisies, clover, and others can thrive well while the lawn is still kept in check. OR install wildflower turf and maintain it similarly to longer grass.
You might also plant bulbs that bloom in the spring and let them grow naturally in the grass. Fritillaria, crocus, and native bluebells are also attracted to bees, in addition to the lovely daffodils.
Grass Cutting Services Tailored to You
Our lawn care services are customised for you and your lawn. Together, we may decide on a budget after we talk with you about how you want your lawn to seem and function. On the scheduled days, our crew will show up, trim your lawn to your preferences, clean up, and then depart.
You don't have to be home, and you don't even have to be bothered. All of our employees have undergone DBS checks and are totally reliable. Additionally, it will give you piece of mind to know that someone is watching the property while you're away (even if only temporarily).