Mowing your lawn may sound like a simple process, but with each cut you are setting it up for future success. Correctly mow, and your lawn will become healthy, drought-tolerant and lush enough to crowd out weeds. Mow poorly and your grass will struggle to survive.
Our Top 8 Tips for Mowing Your Lawn.
Never remove more than one-third of the leaf surface (grass blade) with each cutting.
Avoid scalping areas of your lawn. If certain areas are regularly scalped you may need your lawn leveled.
Always keep your mower blades sharp.
Adjust mowing height. Keep it taller during the growing season to promote deeper roots. And shorter in the winter.
Mow when grass is dry. Cutting a wet lawn doesn’t hurt the grass, but also doesn’t give the best results.
Mulch clippings. Mulching works best with grass that is mowed frequently and when no more than one-third of the grass blade has been removed. Longer grass needs to be raked, cut twice or collected in a bag attachment to prevent thatch buildup.
Change your mowing patterns. To avoid wheel rut, alternate your pattern between horizontal and vertical.
Clear all debris before mowing. This protects your mower blades and keeps a good pattern.