It seems like a pretty simple task, but did you know that properly mowing your lawn will help it squeeze out weeds and prevent disease?? Here are some of our tips for mowing correctly:
Cut grass once a week. Try not to remove more than 1/3 of the grass blades in one cutting.
Let the clippings fall and return nutrients to the soil. If you pick them up, start a compost pile instead of bagging them.
Keep mower blades sharp to ensure a clean cut and prevent disease.
Do a soil test. It will help you decide what fertilizer to use and how much to apply.
Change your mowing pattern every three weeks to prevent ruts.
Make turns off the lawn if possible. It will leave cleaner lines and decrease stress at the turn points. If you can’t, pick up the blades as you turn.
Mow when the grass is dry so clippings don’t clump together.
When you fertilize, read the instructions carefully. A little fertilizer is good, a lot is not.
Organic, slow-release fertilizers last longer and don’t promote a flush of growth. They also feed the soil, not just the grass.
There you go! You're well on your way to becoming a pro mower! If you ever have questions, please feel free to reach out. We are always happy to help!