The Art and Science of Mowing the Lawn

Mowing the lawn may have once been the province of bored kids hoping to make a few bucks, but not anymore! If you want your yard to look really great, it’s time to approach mowing like any other great art.

First of all, you need the right tools, and they need to be in good shape. Your lawnmower blades should be sharp and the lawnmower should be in good working order. You’ll need sunscreen and bug spray for yourself, and long pants and good shoes to protect your legs and feet.

How much should you be mowing at one time? That depends on the type of grass you have. In general, cut more during peak growing season. For cool season grasses that means spring and fall; for warm season grasses, that means summer. For best results, never cut more than about a third of the height of the grass at one time. Mowing encourages growth, which requires water, so mow less if you find your area in a drought.

In general you’ll want to mow at least once every seven days. If you find yourself falling behind, don’t hack away too much of the grass height at once. Remember to still follow the “one third” rule, amd just mow more frequently until you catch up. Finally, remember to take care of yourself after you mow. Have a cool drink and a shower, take some allergy medicine if needed, and then enjoy your beautiful lawn!

 

Simply Green Lawn Care can handle the logistics of more complicated lawn care. Contact us to set up residential service today!

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