Aim

To maintain the height of grass between pitches.

How it’s used

Using a cylinder mower, maintain the height of the square within the range of 12-15mm during the growing season and 20-25mm in the close-season.

Timing of use

Ideally twice a week but a minimum of once a week prior to matches.

Effects of incorrect procedure

If left, the grass will get long and straggly and affect pitch quality.

Equipment needed

A pedestrian cylinder mower with collection box or ride on cylinder mower with collection box.

Practical Tips

Mow the square as one of the last jobs before the match to tidy the square and improve presentation.