After purchasing your first lawnmower, the actual task of mowing may seem like a very straightforward prospect. While mowing is certainly not an extremely difficult task, it isn’t quite as straightforward as you would think. There are many small considerations and practices to take into account and utilize while mowing your lawn that will save you time and maximize your effectiveness. Below are some preliminary tips put together by About.com. The full article with more detailed descriptions of the following can be found here.
- Buy or borrow equipment for lawn mowing.
- Make sure the mower is in good condition.
- Adjust wheel height.
- For safety, clear objects and mark obstacles.
- Mow the lawn in a pattern.
- Slightly overlap previously mowed sections of grass (as demonstrated here).
- Tidy up after lawn mowing.
- Mow early and often.
- Mow with the blade high enough to only cut a third off the top of the grass.
For more resources detailing proper lawn mowing practices, be sure to check out the links in the resources section below!
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Lowes also has a good informational guide on “How to Mow Your Lawn Correctly.” They even include suggested mowing heights for different types of grasses. Be sure to visit their site!