Whether or not you love it or hate it, the real question is: are you mowing your lawn correctly? Keep on reading to see if your lawn mowing skills are up to par!
If so, it’s time to switch it up! We get that habits are hard to break, and it’s nice to have a routine to get the job done, but we highly recommend you pick two-three different mowing patterns that you alternate with each time you mow. Why? This will ultimately cause your grass to grow in a more upright pattern, which will improve the appearance of your lawn.
Are you using a bagger attachment every time you mow?
While we understand the clippings can be bothersome and can form pesky clumps and awkward mowing lines, try giving the bagger a break and participate in some good old grass recycling. Did you know that if you leave your clippings behind, your actually benefiting your lawn through supplying it with the nutrients it needs to grow? Try it out!
Do you like to keep your grass at a very short length?
If you’re keeping you’re grass length below 3-inches, you could be causing more harm than good to your precious lawn. Cutting your grass too short, and too often, can ruin the section of the grass where new growth is actually generate and cause it to brown and well—stop growing. It’s also common to think that shorter grass means you can see pests and unwanted bugs easier, but this actually can attract them. Try to follow the 3-inch rule as best as you can for optimal lawn health, and if you really need to trim shorter than that, be sure to do so on a cooler day.
Timing is key when it comes to mowing the lawn…when are you mowing?
We get it—not everyone can change their schedules around to mow their lawn at the best times, but if you can manage to get in some good lawn mowing times it can make a big different in your lawn’s overall health. Try mowing your lawn in the early evening when the temperature has cooled down—and definitely be sure to wait until your dress is completely dry to avoid harming your lawn or creating some serious clumps. Mowing during high temps can cause stress and severe sun damage to freshly cut lawns and clumps can clog and prevent new growth.
Concerned about the overall appearance and health of your lawn and don’t think it can be solved by switching up your mowing routing? Get in touch with us to talk about lawn care and we can see if our programs may be a good fit for you!