Have you ever thought about the best way to mow your lawn? If you answered “no,” you’re not alone in that response. Many people throw on old, worn-out shoes to get things done. If you want to mow your lawn right, you need to know more than that. Mowing grass isn’t new, but you might not know how to do it right. Here’s how to do it right. One small step for grass, one big step for lawn people.
- Set mower height
Your lawn could be hurt by a mower that is set too low, so this is a very important first step. Remember that you shouldn’t cut more than a third of the grass’s total height at once. If you can keep it high, your lawn’s root system will benefit, which will help your grass grow and make it look better. If you don’t leave enough of the grass’s crown, you’ll end up with a lawn where the blades always grow back instead of a strong root system.
Step 2: Dry the lawn
Wet grass is hard to cut evenly and can get stuck in your mower or pile up on your lawn, suffocating the good grass underneath. Make sure the grass cutter is completely dry before you start cutting it.
Step 3: Mix Mowing
Like you, your grass does best when it gets a variety of foods. Try cutting your grass differently each time to keep things interesting. Since grass naturally leans in the direction of the mower, this will keep the soil from getting too packed down and help the fescue grow straighter and more regal.
Step 4: Mow As Needed
How often you should mow your lawn depends on many different things. Knowing what kind of grass you have and how fast it grows, you can mow it better. Also, you may need to mow your lawn more often in the spring and fall than in the summer, when you may only need to do it once a week. Finding the right balance between cutting the grass too short and too long is important.
5: Keep Clippings
Some might think that removing the grass clippings after mowing makes things look cleaner, but it doesn’t. Lawn clippings can be a good source of nutrients for grassroots if they are cut when the grass is at the right height, and enough are removed after each mowing. If you bag them, you can use them as mulch or compost. But only if you haven’t used herbicides on your grass in the last year.
Step 6: Keep the mower blade sharp.
Keep the blade of the lawnmower sharp between cuts. This will give you a nice, even cut and improve the health of the grass. A dull blade will tear up the young grass blades, turning your lawn brown over time. Dark grass is ugly and not wanted. That’s all there is to it. You just got better at mowing the lawn by many, many, many, many, many, many lightyears.