Cutting your grass is an essential part of lawn care. Consistent mowing promotes growth, producing a lush, green lawn that’s sure to impress the neighbors. To ensure you’re keeping your grass healthy, practice proper mowing habits. Here’s a guide to what you should and shouldn’t be doing to your grass.
Mow when it’s cool.
Mowing in the blazing sun can be detrimental for your lawn and mower. If you mow when the sun is highest, the heat will dry the grass and cause heat stress. Running your mower for long periods in intense temperatures will also cause overheating, possibly damaging the machine’s internal components. Stick to mowing in the mid-morning or late afternoon.
Keep your blades sharp.
Dull blades rip grass rather than cutting them cleanly, damaging your lawn and leaving grass tattered and more susceptible to disease. Carefully remove and sharpen the mower blades several times each season, or at least once a year.
Mow wet grass.
Wet clippings clog the mower and smother your lawn, leading to uneven mowing, track marks, and brown spots in the grass. Avoid mowing after it rains, as well as in the early morning when your lawn will likely still be wet with dew.
Cut the grass too short.
Mowing grass encourages growth, but never cut too much. Lawns mowed too short are more vulnerable to weeds, heat damage, and disease. Aim to cut no more than one-third the length of your grass each mowing session.
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