Lawn mowing sounds like an easy task but a lot goes into maintaining a healthy lawn. Mowing the correct way will result in a lush, easy to maintain lawn that is thick enough to prevent weed and moss growth. Mow the wrong way and your lawn will suffer and struggle to grow. You must ensure that you are never cutting more than one third of the blade length.
You should attempt to overlap slightly on each run of the lawn to ensure you get an even cut. To create straight lines on an uneven lawn or a lawn without a straight edge, mow down the centre of the lawn and then mow either side. If you have wheels on your mower make sure you alternate your cutting pattern so that the wheel do not produce a groove or tramline in the ground.
Don’t be too worried about mowing to the edge as you can do this step last and create a professional border or frame to your lawn. ensure that you change the direction of your roller on your mower every month.
If you have left the grass to grow long or it is slightly damp then we advise that you reduce your cutting speed. If you have raised areas of the lawn that tend to scalp, ensure that you raise the blade over these areas as a scalped lawn can be breeding ground for moss and weeds.
If you have sloped or shaded areas of the lawn, try raising the blade slightly and not cutting to much off as these areas will not grow as easy as areas that have plenty of sun on them.
If you notice a sheen or frayed look on your lawn after mowing then consider having your blade sharpened. If you contact Cutting Edge Machinery we can get your blade sharpened for you. Take a look at some of our services here
We are now at that time of year when the daffodils begin to shoot up and the weather is meant to start to improve. Well, with no sign of that just yet we can still get you prepared to get your lawn ready for spring and that first cut of the season. It’s time to ensure your lawn mower is ready and waiting for the new season.
Healthy Lawn Tips
1) Ensure you only cut a maximum of 2 thirds of the grass length per mow.
2) Always leave the grass cuttings on the lawn, but try and spread them out evenly. There are valuable nutrients in the cut grass that feed back into your grass to help with a healthy lawn.
3) Get those pesky weeds when they’re in the early stages of growth. A healthy lawn that is weed free will look stunning, so apply herbicide to grassy and broadleaf weeds early in spring to stunt their growth.
4) Use only a high quality lawn mower that has been regularly serviced and maintained to ensure a clean cut and reliability. It is extremely annoying when you go to your lawn mower and there are mechanical problems. Cutting edge machinery will ensure and guarantee your lawn mower after a full service to avoid these problems.
5) Make sure your lawn mower blades are freshly sharpened to ensure a crisp clean. Your lawn will grow better if it is cleanly cut rather than jaggedly cut. We recommend sharpening your blades once a year. The cutting edge blade sharpening service will ensure a whole season of clean cuts.
6) Water your lawn early in the day to ensure that the suns rays don’t dry the moisture before it is soaked into the grass. most people think that watering at night is the right way but this can lead to disease in the grass. You grass needs around 1-2 inches of water a week to stay healthy.
7) The quality of your grass seed has an effect on the health of your lawn. cheaper seeds will more likely introduce weeds and other grasses to your lawn. Most quality seeds will have a seed to weed ratio. It should contain less than 0.1 percent per pack.
If you need any more information about the lawn mowers or ensuring a healthy lawn, then please get in touch
Whilst still in the grip of winter and the weather surprising us each day, now is the perfect time to consider any mower repairs or servicing that need doing before the season changes and the weather starts to improve. Now is the time to beat the rush with those last minute mower repairs or servicing required.
Cutting Edge Machinery have been supplying and servicing petrol lawnmowers for over 20 years and we have the expertise and knowledge to repairs mowers of all ages, makes and models including Cub Cadet, Hayter, Lawnflite, Mowmaster and MTD to name just a few.
Mower repairs or servicing are just one of those jobs that we put off every day, but with spring fast approaching, you don’t want to be going to your shed or garage only to find you mower is need of some serious TLC or repair.
Now is the time to book into Cutting Edge Machinery for any mower repairs or servicing you may need.
We’ve already been gripped by the cold chill of Winter and many of us would have been cutoff by the sudden and unexpected recent snowfall. Ensure you are not caught out again and be prepared with our push-type broadcast salt spreaders.
Our manual gritters are used for spreading grit salt in many outdoor locations such as car parks, foot paths and anywhere where the risk of slips and falls on ice needs to be reduced. Using salt spreaders to grit high use areas can provide a better working environment for employees and a better experience for customers, showing care for their well being.
A great all-rounder, the Agri-Fab 45-0502 Salt Spreader push-type broadcast spreader is designed for ice control during winter to help you tackle winter’s worst, as well as lawn and garden maintenance during spring, summer and autumn.
The large 59kg (130lb) hopper capacity provides roughly 25,000 square feet coverage so you can get the job done quickly. The enclosed commercial grade gear box allows smooth rolling and easy maintenance.
The Agri-Fab 45-0502 Salt Spreader features pneumatic tyres for easy manoeuvrability, together with professional alloy beveled gear for increased durability. Also included is a hopper cover to keep the material dry, a salt spreader grate to improve material flow and spreader performance and deflector to narrow the spread pattern.
Leaf blowers and vacs are gardening tools that propel or suck air out of a nozzle to move debris, mainly leaves, twigs and grass cuttings, around.
Leaf blowers are generally available in petrol and electric, but new battery models are now coming onto the market for more flexibility.
Invented by Aldo Vanerdmolen in the 50’s after a series of droughts on California, USA prohibited the use of water products in the garden. Since it’s invention, leaf blowers have now become a integral garden tool for both commercial and domestic garden duties.
Leaf Blowers and the Environment
Older 2 stroke engines were a contributor to air pollution but new models have become more efficient and less polluting. For the environmentally conscious, the electric and battery alternatives have become ever more popular.
The latest battery operated leaf blowers combing both blowing and vacuuming in one system with petrol matching performance. All this without the weight, noise and starting-issues that plague petrol powered machines.
Echo ES-250ES Shred ‘n’ Vac
Echo PB-251 Petrol blower
Echo PB-265ESL Back pack blower
Echo PB-500 Petrol back pack blower
Echo PBAV-4600 Vacuum Attchment£59.00
GreenWorks G-Max Blower Vacuum 40v Digigpro 185mph
MTD BV3000G Petrol blower and vacuum
NEW Echo PB-580 Back pack blower£489.00
The EGO LB4801E battery leaf blower is amongst the most powerful rechargeable blower on the market and the first to perform better than many premium petrol-powered models.
It runs on the industry’s first-ever 56-volt Lithium-Ion battery with 40% more power than the leading 40-volt battery. TheEGO LB4801E battery leaf blower delivers the performance of petrol without the noise, fuss and fumes.
If you book in November you will receive the full 15% discount of your winter service labour costs, this reduces to 10% if booked in December and 5% if booked in January. Book your winter service now on 01527 68295