Mowing after rain periods can be a bit tricky. Long grass or patchy growth may mean your lawn might be looking a bit shabby and in need of a good mow. Whether it’s the original grass or you’ve invested in turf, Brisbane‘s crazy weather can be tough. Before you start hacking away with all your might, follow these tips to reclaim your perfect lawn!
Top tips for mowing after rain
- If it is long, mow it down in two or three goes a little at a time. Most grass types can’t handle aggressive mowing after rain, and you may even rip the blades out at the root.
- Make sure your mower blades are sharp. Mowing after rain is hard enough without it turning to “hacking after rain!”
- It might look bad and “scalped” but this is only because it’s been long for so long. Don’t worry, it will recover.
- It might also appear to be a bit thin after the turf has grown up searching for sunlight in cloudy conditions, not sideward’s in a matting format after constant mowing. A good dose of sunshine will improve this in no time.
- This could also be a good time for a good fertilize and to top dress your lawn. The amount of rain we have had could have washed any good nutrients through the profile.