Mowing Your Lawn to Perfection
It takes more than an excellent mower to maintain a lush look of your lawn. Expertise on the terrain and excellent knowledge of the functionality of your mower will come in handy, as well.
It’s a common misconception that you should remove excess grass from the edges of the lawn with scissors before you start mowing. Supposedly, this allows easier access. However, you can take an opposite approach. Mow your entire lawn first and then direct your attention to the edges. That will save you time. Either way, make sure you pay attention to the direction and the speed of your mowing, as well.
Mow in a circular direction
Before you start mowing your lawn, circle your entire garden with the mower. That will prevent any accidental plunges into rosaries or decorative bushes.
Take your time
Nothing good ever came from hastiness. Your lawn will be grateful to you if you take your time mowing it. You should take things especially slow if the grass and land are damp.
However, even if the grass is dry, you shouldn’t hurry. That can lead to you skipping patches of grass. You don’t want an uneven lawn, right? If you don’t mulch your grass properly, it will look weak and withered.
Don’t look down
For an evenly cut lawn, you should avoid looking down while mowing. Don’t look into the wheels of your mower. Instead, look 6 or 7 feet in front of the mower. That will allow you to make even lines and the lawn will be neater.
Don’t throw away the cut grass
Mowed grass makes an excellent mulch. It’s high on nutrients. It feeds the land and can accelerate the growth of vegetation. That means you can use it for other plants as well, not just your lawn. Therefore, after you mow your lawn, don’t throw the grass away. Save it to spruce up your rosary vine, for example.
Mulch is especially useful during summer months. It retains the heat and the humidity of the land.
Determine the direction
After you mow it, the grass will grow and lean in the direction opposite of the one you took while mowing. So, strengthen your lawn and make it healthier by changing directions every time you mow.
- If you’re mowing your grass in the winter months, when the temperature is lower, leave it at the height of 6 to 8 cm above ground. However, in the summer months, cut your grass shorter.
- Spring and summer may be similar, but not when it comes to lawn maintenance. Mow your lawn twice a week in the spring and twice a month in the summer.
- Don’t let your lawn overgrow before you start mowing it. Ideally, the grass shouldn’t be taller than 10 cm before you get your faithful mower out of the shed.