The Best Way to Mow Your Lawn
The most important thing to remember when it comes to cutting your lawn is the fraction 1/3. That is the maximum amount leaf blade you can remove from the plant with any mowing. If your lawn is 3 inches high to 2.5 inches. Any more and you will shock and damage your lawn. This is the ideal maintenance levels for cutting home lawns. If you want to maintain your lawn at 1 inch then you will have to cut it when it reaches 1.5 inches. That would likely mean mowing every 3 or 4 days.
The best time of day to mow your lawn is in the morning or in the evening. Never cut during the heat of the day. Avoid mowing after heavy rains or even too early with heavy dews as this will make mowing more difficult and cause the clippings and mulch to clump up. Mow in overlapping horizontal or vertical lines to get the most out of your mowing time, never in circles or spirals. Most experts also advise changing directions every couple of mowings. If you’ve mowed in horizontal lines for a few weeks, change it up and mow in a vertical pattern. This encourages a more natural lawn appearance.
An effective mower is a well-maintained mower. Keep manual and gas-powered devices away from the elements to prevent rust and keep blades sharp. Gas-powered mowers require more service and need to be tuned up prior to the spring mower season. Have the blade professionally sharpened every spring.
Always follow the basic safety precautions that came with your device.