How to Cut Meadow Grass

Learn how to properly cut meadow grass with these step-by-step landscaping tips.

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4. Remove the cut grass after a few days.

If left on the ground, it can cause a thatch to form that may smother plants. Left clippings can also increase the soil fertility, which will encourage coarser grasses to compete with any wildflowers.

Remove Cut Grass Clippings When DryEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - Simple Steps to Success: Lawns and Groundcover © 2012 Dorling Kindersley Limited

5. Take notice of smaller areas.

It may be just as easy to use a pair of hand shears to cut back the meadow grass to the desired height. Alternatively for much larger areas of meadow, string trimmers are very effective and will require less time and physical effort than a scythe.

Cut Smaller Grassy Areas With Hand SheersEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - Simple Steps to Success: Lawns and Groundcover © 2012 Dorling Kindersley Limited
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