Dvine Living & myhomeTURF competition. $3000 worth of prizes to be won! Click here for entry details

Lawn Mowing Heights & Management Guide

Lawn Mowing Heights & Management Guide

Managing your mowing is a key part of maintaining a healthy, lush green lawn.

The rule of thumb is to only cut one-third of the leaf per mow – no more.

Many Australians tend to mow too low which can cause problems such as scalping which stresses your lawn.

The lawn variety, your conditions and the season determines how high or low you mow. It is important to remember to lift your mower heights in winter.

The best practice guide for mowing myhomeTURF varieties:

BUFFALO GRASS

Prestige Buffalo

Cut to 3.5cm-4.5cm in sun or light shade, or 5cm-6cm in shade.

Mow every 7-10 days in warmer months, and every 3-6 weeks in colder months.

 

Sapphire Buffalo

Cut to 2cm-5cm in sun or light shade, or 5cm-7cm in heavier shade

Mow every 5-10 days in warmer months, and every 3-6 weeks in colder months.

Palmetto Buffalo

Cut to 2cm-5cm in sun or light shade, or 5cm-7cm in shade.

Mow every 7-10 days in warmer months, and every 3-6 weeks in colder months.

ZOYSIA GRASSES

Empire Zoysia

Cut to 2cm-5cm in sun, or 5cm-7cm in shade – lower cuts will resemble a Couch lawn, higher cuts will resemble a Fescue lawn with longer leaf blades.

Mow every 2 weeks in warmer months, and every 3-8 weeks in colder months.

Nara Native Zoysia

Cut to 2cm-5cm in sun, or 5cm-7cm in shade – lower cuts will resemble a Couch lawn, higher cuts will resemble a Fescue lawn with longer leaf blades.

Mow every 2 weeks in warmer months, and every 3-8 weeks in colder months.

Augusta Zoysia Lawn

Cut to 2cm-5cm in sun, or 5cm-7cm in shade – lower cuts will resemble a Couch lawn, higher cuts will resemble a Fescue lawn with longer leaf blades.

Mow every 2 weeks in warmer months, and every 3-8 weeks in colder months.

KIKUYU LAWN

Kenda Kikuyu

Cut to 2.5cm-5cm every 7-10 days in the warmer months.

Cut at the same height, every 3-6 weeks in cold months.

COUCH GRASSES

OZTUFF Couch

Cut to 2cm-4cm every 7-21 days in the warmer months, depending on the frequency of fertiliser. In winter raise your cutting height by 1cm and mow to maintain your lawn at the desired height.

Stadium Sports Couch

Cut to 2cm-4cm every 7-21 days in the warmer months, depending on the frequency of fertiliser. In winter raise your cutting height by 1cm and mow to maintain your lawn at the desired height.

Remember Mower Maintenance

Tips to maintaining your mower

  • Maintain sharp blades
  • Clean your mower after use
  • Maintain regular servicing
  • Makes sure your air filter does not become blocked with grass
  • Ensure your fuel is FRESH

Remember with either a petrol or electric mower always use genuine lawn mower spare parts to safeguard your warranty and to ensure safety standards and performance levels are optimised.

Please note our article Key Lawn Mower Maintenance Tips is intended as a general guide and myhomeTURF recommends you seek professional assistance from a qualified repairer if you suspect your lawn mower is in need of repairs.

 

 

See More Articles About:

Share Article:

Related Articles

lawn mower mowing long grass

Lawn Mower Buyers Guide

In this complete guide, you will find out all you ever need to know before buying a lawnmower.

Read More
lawn mower being used on backyard

The Ultimate Turf Maintenance and Lawn Care Guide

From mowing, aerating & watering, to fertilising & seasonal lawn care tips, this lawn care guide covers it all… After reading this guide from head to toe you will be ...

Read More
maintaining lawn mower

Key Lawn Mower Maintenance Tips

Like any machine lawn mowers have parts and equipment that require regular maintenance to improve and maximise strength and performance. Ideally, lawn mower maintenance should ...

Read More

Buffalo Lawn Mowing Heights in the Shade

Buffalo grass is a lawn type which is best suited for shaded conditions. Not only does Buffalo have very high shade tolerance amongst all the warm season lawn types, but ...

Read More

Mowing Buffalo Grass without a Catcher

Mowing lawns without a catcher has many benefits, and a few drawbacks as well, but like all things - there is usually a balance to be found in moderation. Unlike other Aussie ...

Read More
mowing lawn

Lawn Mowing Heights for Buffalo Grass

Proper lawn mowing heights are important for all lawn types, and especially for Buffalo grasses such as Palmetto, Sapphire & Prestige. The differences in mowing heights ...

Read More

How to Mow an Overgrown Buffalo Lawn

Buffalo grass is a major concern when it becomes overgrown. If the Buffalo grass is not managed or mowed properly when it is in an overgrown state, there is a high risk of it ...

Read More

How Often to Mow Buffalo Grass

A healthy Buffalo grass lawn can grow at an extremely fast rate. In fact, a Buffalo lawn which is receiving adequate water and nutrients can grow up to a foot high every four ...

Read More

Dangers of Mowing Buffalo Grass Too Short

Buffalo grass must be mowed at the right heights to ensure the turf remains in the best condition possible. Most lawn types will suffer poor health when mowed at heights which ...

Read More
cylinder lawn mower

Cylinder Lawn Mower Heights for Buffalo Grass

Cylinder Lawn Mowers provide a wonderful finish to our lawns. That beautiful flat finish that we see on bowling greens is due to their lawns being mowed with a Cylinder Lawn ...

Read More