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5 Professional Tips for Mowing Your Lawn

5 Professional Tips for Mowing Your Lawn

A well kept lawn is an important aesthetic to many homeowners. In fact, one of the most common complaints that people make about neighbors is a lawn that isn’t well kept. If you want to mow a beautiful lawn each time you cut the grass and to keep up your lawn care, implement the following techniques:

Mow in a Different Direction Each Time You Cut the Grass

Don’t get into a habit of mowing the lawn in the same way each time. Lawn mowing the same route over and over causes those unsightly stripes you don’t like. Those stripes often grow back irregularly as well, further interfering with your vision of a clean cut green lawn. To prevent this from happening, mow perpendicularly the next time you cut the grass.

Tend to Your Lawn in Mid to Late Morning

The best time to cut the grass is mid to late morning because the morning dew has dried and it’s still cool outside. Tending to the lawn in mid morning gives it enough time to heal by evening. The yard is more at risk for fungus disease if it doesn’t have the chance to heal and dry before evening.

Use Low Speeds for Turning Corners and Trimming Borders

Another professional lawn care secret is to turn the mower down to low speed when turning corners and trimming borders. It helps you stay in control and get a closer cut. When you’re mowing an open area, keep the mower at medium speed.

Keep the Grass About 3 Inches Tall

When mowing the lawn, you should avoid cutting the grass too short because it can enable weeds to invade and damages the root system of the grass. Leave the grass about three inches tall to nurture a deeper root system while giving the yard a better appearance.

It’s easy to mow a beautiful green lawn like a professional when you implement the four techniques listed above. These are rules that lawn care professionals usually follow themselves.

16 Oct 2012

Lawn Mowing Tips for a Healthy, Easy-to-Maintain Garden

Lawn mowing sounds as though it’s the easiest thing in the world – something that you think even a kid can do. In actual fact, there’s a right way and a wrong way to mow. But, if you follow the guidelines below, your lawn will be more attractive and healthier.

  • Only cut the grass by one-third of its height. If it is 5 inches high, take a little more than one inch off. The perfect lawn height is 3 – 4.5 inches. This might sound long, but it allows the roots to grow deeper.
  • Ensure the mower blades are sharp. Sharp blades facilitate a clean cut through the grass. Blunt blades tear grass in jagged chunks, causing the lawn to turn brown.
  • Lawn mowing is best in dry, but not scorching, hot weather. If you mow wet grass, it tends to clump – this forces the blades to work harder. Mowing at the hottest time of the day exposes the lawn to excessive heat, putting it at risk of serious damage.
  • Don’t bag the clippings every time you do lawn mowing. Let the clippings stay on the grass to act as mulch and feed vital nutrients back in the lawn. Do this every third time you mow.
  • When lawn mowing, don’t use the same pattern. Alternate the cutting pattern to ensure that wheel ruts don’t get ingrained in the lawn.
  • Don’t over-fertilize. Unless invasive weeds have taken over, it’s generally not necessary to use any chemicals. Over-fertilizing can make root systems shallow, making them hard to maintain. If you cut and mulch properly, your lawn shouldn’t need much fertilizer.
18 Sep 2012

Two of the Biggest Gardening Mistakes – Incorrect Lawn Mowing and Over Watering

Knowledge is not hereditary – we learn as we go. This is particularly true when it comes to lawn care. If you have little or no gardening experience, you’re bound to make a few errors along the way. In this article, we’ll discuss two of the most common mistakes – over watering and incorrect lawn mowing.