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The Right Way to Mow Your Lawn

A beautiful lawn never happens by accident. Mowing is one of the most critical factors to having healthy, thriving turf. Unfortunately, most homeowners don’t know that there are tried-and-true techniques to lawn mowing that can help make your grass the greenest in your neighborhood. Of course, we recommend that you hire us for all of your mowing and grass maintenance needs. However, if you are determined to do it yourself, here are some useful lawn mowing hints.Young man - only legs to be seen - is mowing the lawn in summer

Mow Frequently

Most people don’t enjoy mowing. In fact, lawn mowing is generally regarded as a disagreeable chore, so why would you want to do it more often? Science has shown that healthier grass can be achieved through more frequent mowing in which no more than one third of the height is trimmed away. This makes it easier for the blades to continue to photosynthesize. Lawn mowing should happen at least once a week and mowing once every four or five days is ideal.

Make a New Pattern

There is no benefit to mowing your turf in the same pattern week after week. The condition of your grass may improve if you try lawn mowing in a different pattern each time. This minimizes soil compaction and ensures that the grass blades don’t get worn out from repetitive mowing.

Let Clippings Lie

Conventional lawn mowing wisdom might suggest bagging those clippings, but think twice before you do so. Clippings actually act like fertilizer when left on the lawn, redistributing essential nutrients. If clumps or rows of clippings appear, use a rake to spread them around.

Sharpening Mower Blades

A sharp blade makes a cleaner, more efficient cut. That’s better for the health of the grass and also makes getting the lawn mowing done much quicker.

Consider Hiring a Professional

Lawn mowing and maintenance truly is an art. If you want the best looking yard in your neighborhood, you might benefit from hiring a professional to do the heavy lifting.

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