Tips for maintaining your lawn

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    Best time to mow

    Mow your lawn when the grass is dry. This prevents the clippings from clumping and leaving piles on the lawn.
    Mow it late in the day rather than during the heat of the day. (Top)

    Mowing frequency

    Mow often, to produce short, small clippings. During the active growing season the mowing frequency should be increased to once every 3-5 days, before the grass is too long. Short clippings decompose quicker and will not cover the grass surface. If the grass gets too high, raise the cutting height, mow, and then gradually lower it over several mowings. (Top)

    Cutting Height

    Follow the "1/3 rule:" mow no more than 1/3 of the length of the grass. Proper mowing will produce short clippings that will not cover up the grass surface. You may have to cut the lawn more frequently, or double cut, when the lawn is growing fast, such as in the spring.(Top)

    Water

    Grasscycling reduces the amount of water needed by lawns since the clippings are about 80 - 85% water. Grasscycling slows evaporation losses from the soil surface, and conserves water. Most lawns need less water when grasscycling.(Top)

    Watering

    Water your lawn between 4 a.m. and 8 a.m., so water has time to soak into the soil before the heat of the sun causes evaporation. 
    Your lawn needs 1 to 1-1/2" (3-4cm) of water weekly. Deep watering allows grass to develop a deep root system, enabling the lawn to resist disease and drought. (Top)

    Do not over-water

    Too much water is not only wasteful but can also increase turf growth, which requires more frequent mowing. Let the soil partially dry out between watering. Water when the top two inches of soil have dried out. Use an object such as a screwdriver to probe your soil and measure the depth of the moisture. (Top)

    Fertilisation

    Grasscycling reduces the amount of lawn fertiliser needed because the clippings provide about 1/4 of a lawn's annual needs.(Top)

    Blades

    Keep your mower blades sharp. Sharp blades provide a clean, safe and efficient cut. Dull mower blades will tear and shred the tips of the grass, which can provide an entry point for disease organisms and weaken the grass plant. It is recommended to replace all three Robomow blades once a year. (Top)

    Thatch

    Clippings and thatch are simply not connected. As mentioned previously, grass clippings are approximately 80-85 % water with only small amounts of lignin, and decompose rapidly.
    When we stop and think about it, golf courses, sports fields, and parks have been mowing and recycling grass for years without the need for grass catchers.
    A small amount of thatch (approximately 1/2 inch) is actually beneficial to a lawn. Grass clippings protect your lawn's root system from heat and water loss. (Top)