Mowing the lawn seems pretty simple, doesn’t it? You turn on the mower, push it back and forth, and you’re done for a week or two. But, if you want a beautiful lawn it isn’t quite that simple. With a bit of planning, following some simple tips will ensure that when you mow your lawn it is having the desired effect.
Keep A Sharp Mower Blade
A well-mowed yard will be completed with a sharp blade. This is because a sharp blade will cut the grass cleanly. This is beneficial because a dull blade will tear the grass blades, providing openings for pests and disease to enter the grass. You’ll be able to determine if your blade is dull if the tips of your grass blades have a white or brown hue afterward. It’s a good idea to sharpen or replace your grass blades a few times a season to avoid this issue. Avoiding running over thick branches or stones will extend the life of your blades.
Adjust Your Mower Height
This is an often-overlooked task that that should be done throughout the growing season. For example, the cutting deck should be made higher in the summer to allow the grass to grow longer. This is because taller grass will help to shade the soil, preventing the growth of weeds and slowing the evaporation from the soil. In the fall, it is a good idea to lower the cutting deck for the last mowing of the season to help prevent snow mold from forming on the grass if the area is prone to slow or a lot of moisture through the winter months.
Mow Dry Grass
Mowing when the grass is dry is always preferable. This is not because mowing wet grass will harm your lawn, but because your results may not be as even as they would be otherwise. Wet grass is known to clog mower decks, leading to an uneven cut. Another issue is that if the soil is very wet, you can tear the grass up while trying to mo. If you can’t avoid mowing when it’s wet, be sure to pick up any clumps of grass that may fall off the mower to avoid killing spots on your lawn.
Mow in the Shade
When possible, it’s a good idea to avoid mowing during the hottest part of the day. Mow when the sun has gone down and the yard is not in direct sunlight. Mowing puts stress on your lawn, and when it is mowed and then exposed to the heat of the sun, it can lose important moisture. While it may not always be possible to avoid mowing during the heat of the day when possible try to abide by this tip for the fastest lawn recovery.
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