Grasses grow out of a low-lying vegetation point to regenerate. The lawn only gets its well-known and desired surface character if it is cut regularly.

Growth of grasses

Grass growth follows an annual cycle. After that, growth increases sharply in the spring. They reach their maximum in May. With the beginning of flowering shoots and the summer drought, the growth rate is reduced. In September, with the fall precipitation, it rises again briefly, only to fall continuously to zero until the end of November. Depending on the location and the weather, this process may be slightly different.

The cut

In order for your lawn to remain nice and dense, it must be cut regularly, because the cut affects the growth of the grass. The plant reacts by forming so-called side shoots, which ensures the density of the area. The frequency of cutting the lawn depends on your personal requirements for the lawn and the lawn mixture that has been applied.

When cutting, however, the optimum rule applies, it should never be removed more than 1/3 of the growth. And it is better to cut off a little more often than more rarely. Sharp knife blades are important.

If the lawns are cut too deep, the stress on the grass increases. The photosynthesis area is reduced and root growth also decreases. They grow flat. Drought tolerance and water and nutrient uptake decrease. The scar is thinning. Herbs, mosses and algae find a habitat between the grasses.

Too high a cut, on the other hand, leads to "spongy" lawns with the risk of thatch forming.