Mowing your grass might seem like a no-brainer, but some tricks can make it easier and better for your lawn. Take a look at these three tips for mowing your grass.
#1: Make Sure the Blades are Sharp
Sharp mower blades not only make quick work of getting the grass cut it’s also better for the grass. If the blades are dull, they tend to beat on the grass as they cut it, leaving it looking brown and dull instead of crisp and green. The rough edges left by worn blades are also more susceptible to disease and pests.
#2: Get Your Mower Height Right
The height of the blade isn’t as important as how much of the grass you cut. You should set the height, so it only cuts the top third of the grass blade. Cutting it too short can lead to brown spots and weakened roots. If your lawn is long, take the time to cut it a few days apart to get it the height you want without damaging the grass.
#3: Mow Late in the Day
The best time of day to mow your grass is early evening. You won’t stress the grass by cutting in the afternoon heat, and you won’t damage the roots by pushing a mower through the wet grass of early morning.
Many people get into a routine when it comes to mowing their grass but changing it up a bit can benefit your lawn. For more information on lawn health and caring for your grass, talk to the professionals at W.P. Law, Inc.