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Summer lawn mowing & watering

Over the summer lawn care is mostly focused on mowing and watering but its also important to take the time to enjoy your lawn too, with the odd picnic or garden party.

Mowing

Mow your lawn regularly, with a cutting height of about 2-3cm for everyday lawns and 1-2cm for ornamental lawns

Cutting Height

In prolonged periods of hot and dry weather, raise the cutting height a bit to prevent the base of the lawn being scorched

When To Water

New grass needs to be watered regularly, more established lawns can be a bit more resilient to drought though obviously will be greener and healthier if watered too. When watering do so in the late evening or early morning to avoid scorching and water loss by evaporation and soak by leaving the sprinkler on for around an hour

Retaining Water

Spiking the lawn with a fork will help water to penetrate into the soil

Cutting In Stages

If you allow the grass to grow too long then don't cut it down in one go, take it down in stages

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