As an experienced lawn mowing company, we know some of the best ways to mow a lawn to help it grow healthy and strong. In order to get the job done correctly, here are 6 tips we recommend using.
Choose the Right Clothing
When mowing the lawn, we recommend wearing long pants, closed-toed shoes with great traction, and a shirt tucked into one’s pants. Clothing shouldn’t be loose, and jewelry should be secured.
Walk the Property
Before starting the mower, take the time to walk the property. Look for tools, toys, and rocks hidden in the grass and remove anything there. These items could get damaged by the mower, or they could get sent flying and hurt something or someone.
Know the Right Time
Don’t just mow the lawn whenever there’s free time. Refrain from mowing during the hottest times of the day, which can cause heat stress to the grass. Instead, mow in the morning or evening. Make sure that the grass is dry, too.
Choose the Right Height
A good rule of thumb for determining the right height for grass is the 1/3 rule: don’t cut more than 1/3 of the height of the grass at once. Grass is healthiest when the length of the roots is balanced with the height of the grass blades. It should be tall enough to recover from mowing and maintain a healthy root system.
Sharpen the Blades
Cutting the grass with dull blades opens the grass up to diseases and pests. To prevent this from happening, it’s important to sharpen the blades on a regular basis. Bring the blades to a professional to help sharpen the blades if help is needed.
Consider Grass Cycling
Instead of bagging grass clippings, leave them on the grass. This is called grass cycling. The grass contains nutrients and nitrogen to help the grass grow healthy and luscious. The grass clippings shouldn’t be left in piles, but scatter them evenly across the grass for the best results.
Landscaping requires mowing the lawn on a regular basis, but it’s not enough to just mow it. It’s important to know the proper way to do the job. Otherwise, improper mowing techniques could lead to injuries or damage, and can harm the lawn. The lawn could become susceptible to pests and diseases. It could also stress the grass, drying it out or killing it. In order to protect the lawn, follow these steps or contact us. We can send our experienced technicians to take care of the lawn and make sure that the mowing is done correctly.