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  • Writer's pictureBenjamin George

3 Lawn Mowing Tips to Keep Grass Fresh

Updated: Jan 2, 2019

Many homeowners unintentionally make mowing mistakes that can ruin their yearlong efforts to keep their lawn green and fresh. When done right, mowing can improve the growth and quality of your grass. It helps you keep your grass fresh every season.

Let’s have a look at the most important mowing tips to help your lawn achieve just that.

Don’t Mow Too Often or Too Low

If you mow too often, you may end up cutting off the young, fresh grass that is in the process of flourishing. For cool-season grasses like ryegrass, fescue, and bluegrass, the ideal way to mow is only 1/3 of the length of your grass.

Mowing further than that can ruin the quality of your lawn. Mow at least twice a week to maintain a healthy grass length. This way, your lawn will develop healthier roots and absorb more nutrients. Don’t mow too low either.

Edging and scalping a lawn beyond the suggested height will make it more vulnerable to weed growth and weaker roots. Only when the lengths of the root size and the grass blades are balanced can the grass properly grow in a healthy manner.

Never Cut Wet Grass

Don’t cut your grass when it’s wet as that can cause the blades to bind and stick together. The cut will then be extremely uneven and clippings can end up blocking the mower. This way, the mower blades will miss out some of the grass, and then you’ll be left with uneven growth.

Alternate the Mowing Pattern

Don’t mow in the same pattern all the time. Try to alternate between different patterns to ensure your grass grows straight and healthy. Your grass is going to grow in the same direction in which it has been mowed. Hence, if you alternate patterns, the lawn will become more upright and greener in growth.

For more lawn mowing tips and services, contact Top Blades LLC.

Top Blades LLC

+1 (319) 458 0471

Servicing Iowa City, IA & Surrounding Areas


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