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Getting that perfect cut!

Now that we're in Spring it won't be long before your lawn is getting a regular cut. At Lawnmower Parts Online we have some simple advice to get the most effective and good looking cut possible.

  • Never remove more than one third of the grass length on any one cut.
  • Each trip up the lawn with the mower should slightly overlap the previous one; put a mark on each side of the mower as your ‘overlap mark’
  • If you want ‘straight stripes’ on a large lawn you should mow a straight line down the middle of the lawn. Then mow on either side of it.
  • Don’t worry about cutting ALL the grass at the edges of the lawn; if you do a final cut all around the perimeter of the lawn once or twice you’ll get all the remaining bits and add a ‘professional’ frame to your lawn mowing.
  • If your mower has four wheels you MUST overlap each run so that the wheels do not go in the same place all the time. Repeated grass cutting in the same track will cause ruts and tramlines!
  • If the grass is damp or very long you are advised to slow down your speed (but not the blade speed)
  • If you are ‘scalping’ the lawn in some places (high spots) raise the mowing height. Scalped areas will occasionally be mossy or weedy.
  • Mow shady areas and slopes one setting higher than the rest of your lawn.
  • If you’re using a cylinder mower and the blade stutters or produces a ribbed or rippled effect in the lawn then either: the mower is blunt or under powered or, the grass is too wet or too long - slow down your lawn mowing speed and mow more often.

At Lawnmower Parts Online we supply parts for all makes and models of mower ensuring that the perfect cut is always possible. Should you have any queries on Lawn cutting don't hesitate to get in touch with us at we are always here to help you.

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