Mowing the lawn: a simple chore that every lawn needs, but one which can cause a headache when done improperly. Proper lawn care includes water, fertilizer and regular cutting. Mowing, though common, does require some finesse in order to keep your lawn looking it’s best. Pay attention to these five tips to have the envy of the neighborhood:
- Keep your mower blades sharp.
- Your mower speed should be set between four to six mph.
- Mow frequently, this will prevent heavy clippings and unwanted burn spots from tender grass.
- Change directions as you mow, this action with limit the possibility of uneven cutting due to the grass being trampled.
- Know what type of grass you have. Warm season grasses thrive with shorter cuts, these are typically Bermuda grass. Cool season grasses prefer a little more length, some examples are Kentucky bluegrass and rye grass. The average length to cut to is approximately three inches, but depending upon your grass type it can be anywhere from two to four inches.