Grass Art

One of our lovely blog-readers sent me a photo of her latest grass-cutting experiment which was inspired by my post on 22 May about cutting grass spirals.

She persuaded her husband to leave a wave of daisies making it’s way across the garden – I love it!

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In turn I have been inspired  – thank you Pat!

Ooooh! this is what I LOVE about blogland!

And I too have made waves!

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I put the mower on the lowest cut to mark out the wavy lines

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And then cut the remaining waves on the highest cut.

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(Here you can see the new fence in the background. The ground has been dug, covered with farmyard manure and then black plastic – by Autumn I hope it will all be rotted down enough to plant fruit trees and bushes)

It is not as easy to get the stripes as even as when cutting a spiral – ideally you need to be sure that each stripe is not wider than the cut of the mower, which I did not quite manage to do this time.

If you want to have a go – and please let me know if you do! – My tip is that you cut the whole lawn to the same level every 3rd or 4th cut, and create a different pattern with the next cut.

When I kept the spiral intact throughout the summer, the long grass stripes created their own little eco-system with ant hills etc and the lawn took ages to recover – ok in an orchard but not if it is the only bit of grass you have.

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