Gardeners: when to stop cutting grass?
Cutting it hurts the grass and it won’t recover from a cut as well. I don’t want it to be at a disadvantage in the winter. Otoh it’s long so will get flattened when walked on and if it snows. And if it get long and flattened, the underneath can rot away. Last time I left it too long over winter and it was a mess in the spring, possibly a contributory factor to me eventually relaying it.Posted 4 years ago
Mine’s obviously slowed down a lot, but is still growing somewhat or at least has in the last couple of weeks. It’s a lot longer than I would normally have it, based on the theory that I should leave it longer for the winter.
Unsure if I should cut it one last time.Posted 4 years ago
How do you think football/cricket pitches, formal gardens, school playing fields, parks, (blah blah blah) get by then?
Big difference between a playing field and a small lawn. I know it’ll survive, I want to do whatever simple things I can to give it the best chance of health.
Anyway, cut it long, it looks fine still except for a few thin patches in the shade. Fed it, will keep cutting it when it gets as long as it just did.Posted 4 years agoglasgowdanMember
I usually finish the fortnightly rounds of grass cuts end Oct or start of Nov and do sporadic grass cut visits to Christmas on the smarter lawns. The mower is a big Hoover and sucks up all the debris too.
Growth from Nov-Feb really isn’t enough to warrant a cut most of the time, esp on commercial contracts, hence I question the statement above that a ground maintenance firm cuts year round. They will WORK all year doing other stuff, but grass cuts are not required on these sites in the deepest winter months.Posted 4 years agoLesterMember
Really? What would be the harm in cutting it or not cutting it? Honest question. I don’t understand why anybody would even ask this.
well for a start this is a biking site so you could be biking instead of mowing:-)
my garden takes 8 hours to cut properly, mainly because it isnt flat or square and there are lots of trees in the way, this time of year i have lots of fruit and apples to clear before i start mowing.Posted 4 years ago
i get 2 weekends off in 3, so any option to save one cut a year at least is well worth it for me
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