Keeping your lawn healthy and well groomed
Mowing your lawn, although overlooked, greatly effects your
lawns appearance and general health.
you didn't drain your gas tank in late fall, or use a fuel
stabilizer, don't use that old gas, it can cause a number of
problems. Better to use fresh gasoline to begin the new mowing
- Don't remove any more than one third
of the grass leaf at any one cutting. If circumstances arise
that a lawn gets too tall and you just have to lop off a
bunch to get caught up, bight the bullet and break it down
into several mowings to get caught up with 3 or so days
- Try to avoid mowing when the grass is
- When mowing only a third with each
cutting, you can safely leave the clippings that will
quickly decompose and add nutrients back into the soil.
Contrary to popular opinion, grass clippings do not add to
thatch buildup. Grass blades are made up of about 75% water.
- Mow your lawn in a different direction
with each mowing, especially with lawns of shorter grass
types. Altering the direction ensures a more even cut since
grass blades will grow more erect and less likely to develop
into a set pattern.
- Keep your mower's blade sharp, which
means having it sharpened several times during the mowing
season. A good idea is to keep several blades around so
you'll always have a sharp one on hand. Professionals often
sharpen their blades after only 8 hours of usage.
- Don't forget to change your mower's
oil at least 2 - 3 times during the mowing season.
Countinue (Mowing Height)