Have you brought your lawn mower out for the season yet? If you haven’t, you probably will very soon. Mowing the lawn is hardly a skilled task but if you want to have the best-looking lawn on your street, we have some easy tips for you.
When you’re ready to start your lawn-care chores, the first thing you do won’t be firing up the lawn mower. The best place to start is to go through your lawn and make sure the debris is removed first. This could be sticks, rocks, children’s toys, and anything else that doesn’t belong. Your lawn mower is designed to cut the grass, not mulch yard debris in its wake. Do yourself a favor and clean the big stuff off the lawn first.
If you haven’t checked out your mower to make sure everything is working correctly since last year, it’s time to do that. Dull lawn mower blades will make your job harder and it will make your grass look shaggy and shoddy. It can also make your lawn more vulnerable to disease and pests since the dull blades tend to rip up the lawn. Make sure your mower blades are sharp at the start of the mowing season and check periodically during the summer to make sure it stays sharp.
Do you like your yard to look like the fairway on a golf course? While it’s great while you’re on the links, you don’t really need your lawn that short. It doesn’t just mean more mowing time but extra water and maintenance. If you leave your grass a little longer will allow the grass to develop deeper roots and it will remain healthier.
Mowing your lawn after it rains or early in the morning is almost guaranteed to give you an uneven lawn. When the grass is wet, the blades bend over and when you pass the mower over it, the mower blades catch the blades of grass at different heights. Let the lawn dry out a little before you mow it. Dry grass likes to stand up straight and tall, which makes it easier to cut.
If you plan ahead just a bit, you can have the lawn of your dreams without hiring a gardener to do it for you. You can easily attain a beautiful, healthy emerald lawn with a minimal amount of work. Who doesn’t want that, right?