Lawns: mowing

The mowing regime is an important part of maintaining a healthy lawn. The cutting height and mowing frequency will depend on the purpose and look you want to achieve, whether it be a close-cut ‘classic’ lawn or longer-grassed wildlife lawn.

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Mowing a lawn. Credit: RHS.

Quick facts

Suitable for: All lawns
Timing: Mainly between March and October
Difficulty: Easy to moderate

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