Tips on Mowing Your Lawn
Mowing keeps your lawn looking neat and presentable instead of like a hayfield. However, it can be detrimental to your grass if proper mowing techniques are not utilized. Here are some things to think about before you cut your grass:
- Cut your grass as long/tall as possible. Longer grass results in longer roots and in turn, healthier grass. Cutting at a height between three and four inches will optimize the health of your lawn.
- Never cut more than one third of the length of the grass at one time. Imagine cutting a tree at half its height. There is no way the tree would survive. Grass operates the same way. Strive to cut a little bit off of the top as often as possible, rather than allowing the grass to grow long and chopping a large portion of the blade off.
- Dull mower blades are incredibly strenuous to grass, so keep your blades sharp. When the tip of a grass blade looks like it has been ripped rather than cut, it is time to sharpen your blades.
- Avoid cutting during extreme heat or when the grass is wet. Mowing during either of these times can put the lawn’s health in danger.