One of the most important and noticeable things about your landscaping is your lawn. Make sure you’re mowing your lawn weekly. If your grass is poorly managed it will negatively impact your landscaping, no matter how many flowers and water features you have. Keep your lawn looking pristine with these 6 tips:
Change the mowing pattern
Cutting in the same pattern every week can lead to ruts in your yard. It will also cause your grass to lay down in the direction you mow. If you change up the mow pattern, your grass will stand up straight throughout the yard.
Don’t mow too low
Grass should be at least 3 inches tall. If you cut below 3 inches, the grass won’t be able to retain water or soak up nutrients. If your grass is too short, it will also reveal imperfections and patches of dirt in your yard. This is also bad for your mower because the blades will hit the ground rather than the grass and dull the blade. Ideal grass length is 3-5 inches long.
Try mowing when it’s dry
Don’t mow right after it has rained because wet grass clumps and damages your mower. If the mower blade isn’t sharp enough, it will tear your grass rather than cut it. Torn grass is susceptible to disease and drought.
Consider mowing in the evenings
You probably don’t want to be out mowing in the beating down sun anyway. The direct overhead sun will put unnecessary stress on your grass and cause it to brown. It’s not a great idea to mow your lawn in the mornings either because of the dew. Evening is the best time to mow to keep your grass healthy.
Maintain your mower
A dull blade won’t cut grass, it will tear grass. Torn grass is susceptible to disease and drought. Additionally, if your mower has too much grass built up underneath it, it will be difficult for it to function properly. Maintain your mower so that it can do its job and keep your lawn healthy.
Don’t forget to edge
Edging is an easy step to skip because it seems like the mower did the job. Taking the time to edge will give your lawn a completed look.
Call Great Goats Landscaping
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