Mowing your lawn isn’t always a breeze, or enjoyable for that fact. However, we’ve got a short and simple list of “rules” to follow when you’re cutting the grass that can make it a better experience all around.
If your grass is long, or damp, slow down your speed! Grass gets stuck in your blade and bucket if you’re moving too fast with too much.
- Mow it high! This might seem counter-productive, but in reality, you’re letting that grass get the nutrients it needs to continue growing thick and full.
- Overlapping your paths slightly makes a nice pattern, but it also helps to avoid making any ruts where the wheels have passed over multiple times.
- Cutting grass on a hill? Set the blade about 1 setting higher than your flat land was mowed at.
- Keep your blade sharp! Just like kitchen knives, the dullness can tear and break your lawn up instead of providing a clean slice for new growth.
Mow at dusk or dawn – avoiding direct and harsh sunlight exposure is ideal. Each time your lawn is cut, it must repair itself and does best when dealing with reasonable temperatures. (Same goes for humans, you’ll most likely do a better job if your mind isn’t focused on simply getting out of the heat.)