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Reducing mowing frequency, reduces the amount of fuel used to maintain an area. It also supports improving air-quality for the user and the community. Allowing grass to grow a little longer also supports increased root development, which means it can respond better to heat and water stress.
What has been done?
Reduced cut height to support soil health
The cutting height of turf has been increased from 45mm to 65mm. This has reduced broadleaf weeds (resulting in less chemical spraying of 'weeds') and additional grass coverage (leading to less dust & erosion).
Reduced fuel consumption of mowing equipment
The mowing frequency of open space turf has been reviewed and adjusted to reduce fuel consumption of mowing equipment.