Keeping a freshly mowed lawn is a good first impression into how you take care of your home. It’s the first thing people see when they go by your house. You take pride in not only how it looks, but how you maintain it throughout the year. It’s a process, but well worth it to give the front of your home a certain aura of warmth and liveliness to it. Here are some tips to help you mow your lawn the right way.
Have the Right Mowing Height
One of the key issues with people mowing is cutting it way too short. You want to prevent scalping for a few reasons:
One, the grass needs more moisture and nutrition in order to grow it back properly. Two, there’s less chlorophyll, which is the fuel source for grass to rebuild. Three, there’s a better chance for the soil to dry out, especially if there’s a drought. Weeds have a better chance to dominate the soil when the grass isn’t cut properly. Instead, you should have a cut right in the middle.
A good height would be to cut around 3 inches. The key is not in having low-cut grass, but a medium and even length. This will make your grass remain healthy, and look good. The only exception to cutting low is during the wintertime to prevent frost or any cold element from taking to your grass. Next, you should know the right time to mow.
Knowing When to Mow
People don’t cut their lawn often enough. They let the grass grow too long, and this can make it more of a chore to get big clumps out of the lawn. Besides, just the extra labor, it actually negatively affects the grass. It’ll take longer for your grass to heal, … Read the rest