A properly cut lawn will result in a healthy growing lawn. While it may seem as if it’s a chore mowing can be the exercise you need and can relax. The fresh scent of freshly cut grass will give you a fantastic sense of satisfaction. Before you start mowing there are some tips for mowing that you must be aware of first.
- Do not mow your lawn if it is wet.
Avoid mowing when the lawn is damp. The grasses can settle into large clumps, which can result in clumping of the lawn. This can spread the fungus in your lawn quickly. Plan your mowing time to in the evening, when the temperature is more cool and the lawn will have plenty of time to dry after the watering in the morning.
- Adjust your mowing schedule according to the growing grass
Different types of grass thrive during different seasons. These grasses grow fast in the summer months, so you might need to Mowing at least every three to four days throughout the summer months. You could reduce the mowing frequency to once a month during periods of drought. Check how your lawn is growing and adjust your mowing schedule to suit.
- Verify the height of your mowing
A good rule of thumb is to trim off the top third of grass at any given moment. If your lawn’s grasses have increased to six inches and you would like to bring it back to the two-inch mark don’t cut off all four inches during one mow. Take off two inches and leave the lawn to lay for a few days. This allows your lawn to recuperate and adjust to the new size before cutting the next two inches.
- Change Your Mowing Patterns
If you frequently trim your lawn using the same direction and pattern streaks or strips may develop, making your lawn look ugly. Make sure to change the direction of mowing each when you cut. Mow side to side in the initial pass, and then go from top to bottom in the second move. This ensures that your lawn is not crushed or matted in the same area every when you cut your lawn.
- Mulch your lawn
It is recommended to purchase an mulching mower that is able to cut and re-cut the grass to fall back onto your lawn. The clippings are a type of slow-release fertilizer that is natural and can help reduce the amount of fertilizer you need by one-half. It is important to keep the mower blades razor-sharp so that the mowing process will cut grass blades, not break them. Cutting the grass blades too much could cause the development of thatches that are detrimental to your lawn.
The practice of mulching your lawn can be a a great practice during droughts as well as after fertilization. It provides cover to aid in the retention of the water that it was given. Additionally the clippings are a source of water and a tiny amounts of nitrogen (plus many other nutrients in smaller quantities) which can provide the fertilizer you requires. In the end the savings due to a decrease in fertilizer purchase can make a difference.
Mowing your lawn correctly is one of the most essential practices to maintaining your lawn’s health. Keep these five tips in mind and incorporating those into your daily mowing sessions will ensure that your lawn remains healthy and green throughout the years that are to in the future.