My daughter has just moved into a house that was unoccupied for 12 months. The lawn was really a meadow with what looked like several years of neglect. I used my petrol rotary mower ‘Champion 375′ on the highest cutting setting. The varied height ability was very useful. After raking some dead straw from the grass it was cut again at a lower setting.
When I have left it for a week to settle then it will be cut on progressively lower settings. Fortunately I can also use a mower with a heavy cylinder to level out some of the little bumps. Shortly a weed and feed application either granules or liquid will probably be applied. I am not rushing this as I want to get the lawn into better shape without chemicals.
The problems then start encouraging my daughter to take over the maintenance. How will my daughter cut her new lawn without the tools? Well I recommend a lawn mower from the cheap end of the range. Amazon sell a Flymo Lite Electric Hover Lawnmower at £56.99. The lawn isn’t too large and a short extension flex will cope.
This hover mower is made from lightweight polypropylene and features plastic blades with a 28cm cutting width. This 1000w electric lawnmower has a hover action that makes it easy to manoeuvre when cutting and also has 2 cutting heights. There is a fold down handle for easy storage and is quite light.
A goat may be a cheaper alternative way to keep the lawn mowed but somehow I don’t think that would go down too well.