Grass Cutting Heights

When you look at a Golf or Bowling Green, it is easy to understand the desire to imitate them in your own lawn.

Compare it to a Football pitch and there is a very noticeable difference

This difference is to do with the types of grass or grasses which are used to produce the turf.

This is Perennial Rye Grass. It is a fast growing coarse grass used greatly in turf which needs to repair itself quickly – like in Football or Rugby Pitches.

This is Creeping Red Fescue which is a low growing, mound forming fine grass. It will tolerate being cut extremely short, whereas Rye Grass will not.

This is a mixed grasses general purpose lawn. As such it has a balanced mixture of grasses, including coarser grasses for hard wearing characteristics, and as such it should not be cut too close.