Mowing the lawn is not something that most people look forward to. It can be boring and feel like a necessary evil, especially if your mower isn’t working right, it’s super hot outside, and your yard is filled with rocks, toys, and other debris. Here are some simple tips to help make your lawn mowing experience a better one.
Sharpen Your Blades
There’s an old quote by Abraham Lincoln that says “If I am to chop down a tree, I will spend the first hours sharpening my blade.” Mowing might not be as impressive as cutting down a tree, but the adage still applies.
You need to have your blades sharpened at least once every three months or whenever you start to notice the blades growing dull. Sharp blades prevent the need to make multiple passes on the grass, which in turn shortens the time it takes to mow the lawn.
Mobile Mower Techs have the equipment and know-how to get those blades sharpened quickly and accurately. Give us a call today – we’ll come to you!
Check the Lawn For Debris
It’s pretty common to have rocks, sticks, balls, and other items in your yard, and these things can easily dull your blades if you try to push through them. Walk through your front and back yard and attempt to move or throw away any debris that will block your mower, and this will also stop any injuries from happening to you as well.
Mow At The Right Time Of Day
The best time to mow is whenever it is the coolest outside. The mornings or the evenings are usually the best times to mow, especially since the moisture in the grass stays in the roots that are not cut. Check the weather forecast so you don’t get caught in the heat or the rain.
You shouldn’t cut wet grass, whether it is wet from being watered earlier or wet from a rainstorm. It’s not safe and can also make mowing very difficult. Grass typically takes a half-day to dry out enough for mowing.
Keep Your Grass Long
For beautiful lawns, consider letting your grass grow out a bit before mowing. Grass is a plant, and longer grass will shade the ground and allow for fewer weeds to sprout. It also makes it easier to cut if it’s grown out a bit. Additionally, if you have longer grass blades in shady areas, you can keep them long since they need to compete with the tree for nutrients and water.
On average, your grass shouldn’t be shorter than one-third of its blade length, so give your lawn some time to regrow after every mowing.
Contact Mobile Mower Techs Today!
While you can follow all of these tips, if your mower isn’t up to par, you’ll just be frustrated. The folks at Mobile Mower Techs are experts in mowers, and they are happy to come to you to fix your mower. Give us a call today or fill out our contact form, and we’ll be in touch soon!