Tips for Mowing Your Lawn
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.
If you are DIY'er, be sure to check out our Pros and Cons of DIY Lawn Care