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The first cut of the year


The first grass cut of the year

As the weather gets milder (ignore the slight snow storm across Oxfordshire last weekend) and Spring looks ever closer, it’s time to start thinking about the first grass cut of the year.

The winter was mild this year, and so your grass may be longer than it usually is at this important stage – but the principles of the first grass cut of the year are always the same – don’t cut too short, and don’t cut it if the grass is frozen.

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But how short is too short? A good rule of thumb is not to cut more than a third of the grass leaf length at any time – so if your grass is good and long (perhaps you left the last cut of the year at the usual time and the grass carried on growing because of the mild weather), then cut in stages – cut the top third, then the next third until your grass is the required length.

If you cut your grass too severely, you may find yourself suffering from grass die back and you will need to reseed and grow grass to fill in the bald spots.

It’s much better to take your time to get it right – ongoing, your lawn should be cut often (don’t be the neighbour that leaves it a month and then hacks away at the grass leaving bare patches!) If you mow your lawn regularly, the grass is plumper and leaves you with a lush green lawn – perfect for the summer, which is on the way now….


If you don’t have time to maintain your lawn regularly, maybe you’d like your weekends to be your own to enjoy with family and friends, then call John at the Grassman (01295 271712 or  0771 890 7672) and book in for your regular grass cut. We can cut your grass whilst you’re out at work, so that when you get in, you just enjoy it.

Long Season

Well, it’s been an amazing season, ground temperatures are still high for this time of year in North Oxfordshire.

A week before Christmas and still cutting some grass. We need some festive weather a bit of frost and snow now. That will kill off a few bugs and diseases before spring. Already looking forward to spring and that fresh start to the season.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all.


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From the team at The Grassman.

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It’s that time of year again, a chill in the air, leaves everywhere, and heating on.

We are starting our mowing shut down and most of our customers will receive their last cut by the end of October this year.

It has been a good year for The Grassman with new customers and staff.

As we approach our quiet time we are looking for any little jobs you have around the garden whether it be leaf collecting, shrub pruning, hedge trimming or the likes. So, if there is anything you think we can help with, give us a call.

Thanks again for your custom this year.