The grass is only greener when you treat your lawn right. You’ve probably never thought of it before but cutting the grass too short limits the health of the lawn. Well… You’re not alone! Many people make this common mistake.
We all want our lawn to look like a putting green but this requires a specific variety of grass, constant fertilising and some serious TLC. If you’re not one of those people, you’ve probably found your lawn looks yellow and dry. This is because you’ve set the blade on your mower too low and you’re cutting it too short.
Cutting your grass too short allows the sun to damage the soil and the grass itself, making it an unwelcomed environment for living, growing things. Your lawn will become susceptible to overgrowth as it struggles to fight against weeds when short. Mowing your lawn as high as possible is your best solution. We suggest cutting it between 7.5cm-9cm.
Most new mowers on the market have a height adjustment so raising or lowering the blade or deck is easy. Our pick would be the Honda HRU19M1 Buffalo Buck available for just $839*. It’s ideal for the average residential block, lightweight, offers a generous 19-inch cut and has a 60 litre catcher which means you’ll get around your yard with fewer stops. The HRU19M1 also has a mulching function for those of you who have a larger lawn.
So what’s the secret to the perfect lawn? Let it grow. The taller the grass means the more photosynthesis. This makes the grass healthier, and more capable of fighting disease and weeds. The improved water retention may reduce the need for frequent irrigation, allowing you to space out the plant watering longer to reduce water consumption.
To find out where you can buy the Honda Buffalo Buck visit powerequipment.honda.com.au.
*Savings based on RRP $939 for HRU19M1. Offer ends 31/03/17 or while stocks last.