6 Mowing Tips for A Healthy Lawn

Keeping your lawn spick-and-span and aesthetically pleasing is vital for your home’s curb appeal, and lawn mowing plays an essential role in it. However, most homeowners find lawn mowing tedious and avoid it for as long as possible, resulting in an unkempt property. Knowing how and when to mow your yard can make lawn mowing more efficient. 

Here are some tips to make your lawn lush and healthy.

Keep your mower blades sharp

Most homeowners forget to clean and sharpen their mower’s blades after mowing, resulting in dull blades. So, when you mow them the next time, it leaves your grass with jagged edges. Jagged edges leave your grass open to pests, infections, and diseases. Also, it makes mowing harder and time-consuming. So, always use sharp and clean mower blades to mow your lawn.

Don’t scalp your lawn

Many homeowners believe that if they cut the grass very short, they can increase the duration between two mowings. However, it only leaves your lawn more exposed to weed and disease infestation. It also exposes your soil to extreme temperature and erosion. Keep your grass at least 2 to 3 inches high when mowing.

Keep changing the patterns

If you look at large football stadiums or grounds, you will notice a fixed mowing pattern that the mowers follow. You can also notice that the mowers regularly change the patterns. They do so because moving the lawn in the same pattern, you risk compacting the soil and creating potholes in your lawn. 

Never mow when the grass is wet 

Mowing your lawn when it is wet will quickly clog your mower, making it hard to mow. It will also leave your lawn grass with jagged, uneven edges. Therefore, always mow your lawn when it is dry and preferably in the evening when mowing during the summers. 

Mowing your grass stresses it out. When you do it in the morning, the heat during the rest of the day makes it worse for the grass, and it may die quickly, so try to mow it during the evening.

Don’t remove the clippings

Many homeowners collect the grass clippings after mowing and throw them away. Instead, leave those clippings on your lawn as it acts as nutrients for your lawn. Lawns that use grass clippings require 25% fewer fertilizers. Also, it reduces the job of cleaning the clippings.

Maintain the right frequency

Depending upon the demographics and the grass type, every grass has a different growth rate. So, you cannot mow all types of grass at equal intervals. Understand your grass’s growth rate and accordingly adjust your mowing frequency. Just ensure that you give your grass time to grow at least to a length that when you mow it, you can leave ⅓ length of the grass intact. 

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