Tips To Mow Like A Pro
Cultivating a beautiful lawn is a lot of work. While things like watering, fertilizing, and seeding can make a significant difference, knowing how to properly mow your lawn is one of the most important parts of lawn maintenance. Mowing is for your lawn’s health, not just jealous neighbours. With the right techniques, you can protect the grass from damage and ensure that it grows strong and lush.
The first step in mowing like a pro is to get a good lawn mower. If you want something that is easy to use and great for a wide range of lawns, you should check out the WORX 40V 34cm Cordless Lawn Mower. It’s a low maintenance & compact cordless mower which features six cutting heights and Intellicut™ technology to keep cutting through dense grass areas. Beyond a good lawn mower, you might also want to consider a cordless Line Trimmer to help with the extra hard to reach areas.
Below, we are going to look at some pro tips to get the best out of your lawn. These include sharpening your mower’s blades, knowing how often and how low to mow, changing mowing directions, and edging your lawn for that professional look.
Sharp Blades for a Pro Mow:
If you want a lavish lawn, you need to cut with sharp blades. When mower blades are dull, they break the grass blades instead of cutting them. With frayed, broken grass, your lawn will be more susceptible to disease and the ends will likely turn yellow or brown. It can also increase water loss in your lawn, which does it no favors. For a clean cut, you should sharpen your mower blades about once every 20 hours of cutting. That’s one of the top tips to mow your lawn like a pro.
Know When to Mow:
How often should I mow my lawn?
For a pro-cut lawn look, you are going to need to mow regularly. The general rule of thumb is that you want to mow often enough so you are not removing any more than a third of the height when you cut. If you’re trying to figure out when to mow your lawn, it will change based on the time of year and the type of turf you’re caring for. However, the consensus in Australia is to aim for 3cm length in Summer and 6cm in Winter.
Mow Time, like the Right Time:
When is the best time of day to mow?
Beyond mowing the lawn frequently enough, you should also try to mow at the right time of day. Mowing mid-morning is better than in the afternoon. With the sun high in the sky, the freshly cut grass will be at risk for drying out. For the best results, cut in the morning just after the dew has dried off the grass.
Mow the Right Height:
How low should I mow?
Some people might think that it’s better to cut your grass low to save you cutting as frequently. However, if you want it to look like you had a pro mowing your lawn, you should cut your grass high. Taller grass will be stronger and it will also shade the ground to prevent excess water evaporation from the soil. A general rule is to cut your grass at about 3cm in growth seasons & 6cm during the cooler, dormant months, but you should try to find the right height for your specific lawn for the best results. That’s an essential part to mowing your lawn like a pro. The WORX 40V 34cm Cordless Lawn Mower offers six cutting heights that can be easily adjusted to suit the plethora of Australian grass types during our seasons.
Mow Your Own Way & Change Directions:
When it comes to pro lawn mowing techniques, some people might go all out with a checkerboard or spiral finish. You don’t need to go this far but you should take measures to get an even surface. Instead of mowing the same path every time, you should alternate directions. If you mowed going up and back creating lines in one direction last time, mow perpendicular to those lines next time. This will prevent the grass from being pushed in one direction and help to create a more even lawn surface.
Edge Your Lawn to Greatness:
If you really want to mow a lawn like a pro, you need to do some edging. Some people will use a line trimmer to edge a lawn, but you will get a cleaner look with a real lawn edger. If you want an innovative tool that is designed for both jobs, you should look at the WORX 20V Cordless 2-in-1 Line Trimmer & Edger. It works as a precision line trimmer in one position, then turn the head to convert it into a wheeled edger.
It can seem intimidating at first, but once you get the hang of these lawn mowing techniques, your lawn will look professionally done every time!
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