Although it may be essential for maintaining and growing your garden, lawn mowing can be one of those backbreaking maintenance chores that no one looks forward to. Overgrown grass not only ruins your garden’s aesthetic but also harms the lawn by inhibiting new growth and blocking airflow by accumulating moisture on the surface.
We’ve put together some useful mowing tips that can help every homeowner maintain a healthy and lush lawn.
1) Don’t Mow on Wet Grass
Wet turf is difficult to mow. Wet and mushy grass can obstruct blades and cause issues for your mower. This can cause significant damage as damp grass on the underside of the mower can stop it from working, tampering with its internal parts if not cleaned properly.
Although we recommend that you should wait until the garden is completely dry, you may choose to mow wet grass if it is impeding on yard functionality or has become too tall. The degree of saturation determines when it is ideal to mow the grass.
2) Don’t Scalp Your Lawn
3) Change Your Mowing Pattern
4) Mow According to the Season
Being flexible with your mowing schedule is key to maintaining a healthy garden. You may need to mow your grass more frequently during the winter as a result of the faster growth. Make sure to cut your lawn to a good height during the summer months so that it can withstand the warm and dry circumstances.
5) Maintain Your Lawn Mower
A mower requires consistent maintenance and care to function properly. While cutting the grass, don’t let any foreign objects, such as chemicals or water, fall onto the mower. Make sure to clean the mower after cutting the lawn to remove any remaining grass that may have become caught in the blades or throughout the internal components. Before cleaning the mower with proper cleaning equipment, make sure the power source is completely disconnected.
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Sydney GM offers a complete range of gardening services, including routine lawn mowing services, in Sydney and surrounding areas. Our services will keep your lawn looking beautiful and thriving throughout the year.
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