Posted: 04/12/2014 at 00:00
This has become a regular task of late. Over the past few years, the gardeners diary has had to be amended due mainly to climate change. Basics in Park control etc. It used to be around the end of September to mid October, the mowers would be rested up. Now even in December, my local parks are still cutting. If you don't at least trim the grass will clump up, once this happens, a lawn becomes a grass area and probably a strimmer will be needed next season. Mowing/cutting basics. At the start of the season, set the cut HIGH. The subsequent cuts should be a notch lower. Then reverse the cut when approaching the end of the season. Should you forget to reduce the height of cut. You will end up cutting the growing nodes..that is the swollen part of the grass stem. Cut and destroy that and it is bye bye lawn.