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How To Cut Your Lawn the Right Way

April 19, 2017 3:13 pm

When talking about new housing developments, people tend to focus on how perfect they look. Perfect fresh paint, all the houses matching, and of course, perfectly trimmed yards. To keep your house looking like those in brand new housing developments, here are some useful tips to keep your yard perfect.

 

Set your Mower’s Blades High

Setting your mower’s blade at the highest setting for the kind of grass you have is the first step to a perfect yard. When you only cut the top third of the grass blades it allows your lawn to grow thicker and deeper roots. These roots are better at finding water and nutrients, letting them grow even thicker. Not only does this mean your grass will look great, but it helps prevent weeds from growing in. Most grass types prefer the highest blade settings, to make sure you cut 3-4 inches each time. If your grass is zoysiagrass or centipedegrass you’ll want to use a middle mower setting. However, if you have Bermudagrass or creeping bentgrass, you should use a lower setting.

 

Keep your Blades Sharp

When your blades are sharp, they offer the cleanest cut for perfectly manicured grass. When your blades are dull, they’ll rip your grass instead of cutting it cleanly – this can cause your bright green lawn to fade to a a grayish brown color.

 

Mow When your Lawn is Dry

When you mow your yard wet, wet clippings can clog your mower, leaving clumps of grass behind that can smother spots on your lawn. Wet grass can also result in an uneven cut.

Leave the Clippings on the Lawn

If you’re mowing at the right height, you should leave the clippings on the lawn. Properly clipped grass will break down quickly and provide great nutrients. If you bag your clippings, you can put them in the garden as mulch, or you can add them to your compost pile. However, if you use weed control products, you shouldn’t do this. Clippings treated with weed control products shouldn’t be used in the garden for at least a year.

 

Use Different Patterns When You Mow

If you mow in the same pattern every time, you risk compacting your soil. Make sure to use varying patterns to keep your soil from getting compacted. Additionally, because grass usually leans the direction you mow, using different patterns will make your grass stand tall just like it does in new housing developments.

 

Mow Only as Often as You Need

If you mow too often, you’ll damage the grass and can make your yard barren. Different factors affect how often you should mow your lawn. In spring, you may need to mow twice a week because of the fast growing season. On the other hand, in late summer you may only need to mow every other week.

 

Wait for the Right Mowing Height on Your New Lawn

When you’ve got new seedlings don’t mow them too early. When your seedlings are ready for cutting, make sure you don’t cut more than the top 1/3. If you cut too much, you can shock your new grass, which will slow your new lawn’s growth.

 

Follow these tips, and your lawn will always look picture perfect just like it does in new housing developments.

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