How often should a lawn be cut in Perth?
The simple answer is that it depends on what your goals are for your lawn. Here is how you can understand which frequency of cut suits your goal.
I am going to explain some basics about mowing and, more importantly, show you the type of results that we get and expect at different mowing frequencies, over different sites across Perth, WA.
The foundations of good mowing
Every time your lawn is cut it is being damaged. The more your lawn gets damaged with mowing, the more time and energy it will spend on recovering rather healthy growth.
More frequent, higher quality mowing results in less stress to the lawn which leads to a healthier, more beautiful lawn.
If your goal for your lawn is to have a healthy, lush, beautiful lawn, it is very difficult to achieve this if only mowing every four weeks during the growing season. The highest quality results come from very frequent mowing. Here are some photos of what you can expect with each frequency of cut.
Result you can expect at each frequency of cut
Please note that every property is different, so results are likely to vary. Use these images as a rough guide. These frequencies of cut are for the growing season which we consider to be from September to April for Perth condition. During May to August, the growth of lawns decreases and lawns can be cut less frequently.
Four Weekly Mowing
These lawns are mowed on a four-weekly basis during the growing season. They both had some minor additional services like fertilisation and wetting agents which improved the lawns starting state.
Three Weekly Mowing
These lawns are mowed on a three-weekly basis during the growing season. Both lawns had some additional services like fertilisation and wetting agents which improved the lawns colour.
These lawns are mowed on a fortnightly basis during the growing season. Both lawns had several additional services like aeration, top dressing, fertiliser and wetting agents which improved the lawns colour.
Fortnightly Complete Lawn Care Package
Weekly Complete Lawn Care Package
These lawns are on our Gold and Silver Complete Lawn Care Packages. These lawns get everything they need. Fertilising, weed control, aeration, wetting agent, reticulation maintenance and weekly cylinder mowing.
Multiple cuts per week
This lawn receives the same level of treatment as our Gold Packages, however, it is cut twice a week to maintain the checkerboard stripes.
Golf course putting greens in WA will be cut 6 times per week. This is firstly because they are cut incredibly short and secondly to maintain a quality playing surface.
I hope you have found this helpful in understanding exactly which frequency of mowing will help you achieve your goals for your lawn.
If you have stumbled upon this article and you are looking for a professional lawn care service to look after your lawns, contact Silverstone Gardening today.