Verticutting Your Home Lawn

Verticutting is as exactly how it sounds - vertical cutting. Have you ever noticed flat-lying grasses on your lawn? These can smother any straight growing grasses from getting any light for photosynthesis. The cylinder from your lawnmower would normally miss these flat grasses as the roller would just flatten them. The verticut cartridge can help you lift these flat-lying grasses and trim them to the desired length. Thin and closely spaced blades effectively lift lateral growth and remove moss which helps encourage tillering and new growth. The aims of verticutting your lawn:
  • To prune the grasses to improve tillering and stolon formation. This increases turf density
  • To control thatch. The verticut cartridge blades are designed to be used above the thatch layer to remove dead and dying grass plants that will ultimately contribute to the thatch layer
  • To produce an upright grass prior to mowing to give a cleaner more consistent cut
  • As a method of controlling weeds and weed grasses without using harmful chemicals
  • Verticutting will also help remove annual meadow grass seed heads and promote finer grasses, such as bent and fescue
We have a homeowner range of cylinder mowers that take interchangeable cartridges- the verticut cartridge being one of them. This cartridge can replace the cutting cylinder in less than a couple of minutes. You can use the cartridge every two weeks or so from April to September to keep on top of thatch and lateral lying grasses. Start with the cartridge on setting four and gradually lower- the cartridge should not be penetrating the soil as it will damage your blades. You want the blades to be touching the thatch layer and above. You will be amazed at how much this cartridge gets out of your lawnVerticutting Your Home Lawn | Allett Mowers | Cylinder Mowers BUY ONLINE Find a video of the verticut cartridge here
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