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How to properly mow your lawn

Oct 6


Mowing the lawn is a challenging task. Mowing your lawn can be a difficult task. You need to think about the timing, height, type of mower, and how often it is cut in different seasons. These are some helpful tips to maintain your lawn.

Cutting with dull blades can cause severe injury

Before you use your lawn mower, it should be turned on every time. Your lawn mower blade must be kept in tip top shape. This will ensure that your lawn is neat after each mowing, and that you don’t miss any spots. A lawn mowed with dull blades can lead to lawnmower scalping, which results in uneven grass cuttings. This can cause ruts in your lawn and dust clouds from the mower when it moves over the same area for multiple times. To ensure that lawn mower blades last longer and produce better results, it is recommended that they be sharpened at least once a year.

There's a possibility that your lawn mower blades are not sharp enough to properly cut the grass. A dull lawn mower blade can cause lawnmower to make a louder sound than usual. This could be a problem for neighbors.

It is important to time when cutting lawn

Lawns that are cut at the right time will look neat and maintain their quality. Mowing lawns on hot summer days is not recommended. Mornings between 6 and 6 am are the best times to mow lawns. Evenings after 6 pm or before sunset is the best time to do so. You can avoid potential problems during mowing. If your lawn is too dry, the lawn mower will produce dust while cutting the grass. This could cause irritation to your eyes. You can make it difficult to walk on or play on your lawn if the lawn is too dry after you have mowed it.

Not cutting too often

Lawn that is neglected will eventually look unkempt. Lawns that are cut too often can grow taller than normal and be more susceptible to disease. Wind can also blow longer grass around as a result. The blades of a lawn mower that has not been used for more than a month should be sharpened immediately. To ensure that your lawn isn't damaged by any objects while you are mowing, clean every part of the lawn mower.

Mowing at High Speed

Some areas may become flattened if you mow at the same height several times in a row. This is because lawn mower blades work at very high speeds. To reduce lawn scalping, it is recommended that you slightly lower the lawn mower speed while passing these areas.

Mowing Lawn at Lawn Mower Height that Is Too High or Too Low

If the lawn mower blades have been set at a higher height than recommended, it can cause lawn problems such as a lopsided lawn and the loss of some lawn plants. If not fixed quickly, this could cause uneven grass layers and other problems. Contact a professional immediately if you have placed lawn mower blades in the lowest position.

Use a Lawn Mower with Missing/ Damaged Parts

Lawn mower blades can be damaged and leave ugly marks on your lawn. The same goes for lawn mower parts like lawn mowing wheels. If one is damaged, it should be removed immediately and replaced with a new one.

Application of the wrong amount of fertilizer

Applying too much or too little fertilizer to your lawn can result in dead spots. To avoid any negative effects fertilizers can have on your lawn, make sure you read the instructions before applying it. The type of lawn will determine how much fertilizer to use. Also, be sure to inspect your lawn after fertilizer has been applied. Dead spots on lawn could indicate that you have applied too much or too little fertilizer.

Don't Water Lawns Properly

It will impact the appearance of your lawn and how effective your mower is at cutting grass. It is possible for air to get into lawn soil, which can lead to lawn mower blades getting stuck in this soil.

Power Lawn Mower Oil Leakage

Lawn mowers that are not properly maintained can lead to lawn problems like lawn scalping. If the lawn mower engine is leaking oils, lawn mower blades could get stuck in the lawn. Oil leaks can cause unsightly marks to the lawn.