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Eric Stromer shows you some simple steps to mow your lawn for his GMC Trade Secret.
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How to Mow the Lawn
Featured Pro: Eric Stromer Category: Home Improvement Time: 1:41
ERIC STROMER: Hey, I’m Eric Stromer. Here’s your GMC Trade Secret.
You know, most experts will tell you that correctly cutting your lawn is the best way to ensure a lush, weed-free and beautiful lawn. So a couple of things to keep in mind. You want to cut your lawn right when that dew dries – not too late in the day, not too early when it’s wet. If it’s too wet, that grass will clump and actually tear the grass rather than cleanly cutting it.
It’s important to remember that lawn mowers can actually be dangerous if used improperly. They can hurl objects like stones or twigs on the ground up to 200 miles an hour, so you’d best walk the perimeter to make sure all that stuff is up off the ground. Also make a mental note of where your sprinkler heads are.
Always mow your lawn in either a horizontal or vertical pattern. You want to alternate between the two every couple of mowings. This will give your lawn a more natural appearance.
With every pass, overlap the area you’ve already mowed by half the width of your mower. While this may seem like more work, it actually makes the movement smoother because you have less grass to cut on each pass. An added plus is that you will cut anything you missed the first time.
Lastly, take manual clippers or a weed whacker and cut around the edges of your yard and other landscaping features that you couldn’t reach with the mower on the perimeter of your lawn.
Another key to cutting your lawn correctly is to leave the machine on the mulch setting. Now, on this particular machine, that’s accomplished by removing this bag so that all the clippings are put back onto the lawn to introduce nitrogen and other nutrients.
Just remember, if you mow your lawn correctly, it’ll not only be beautiful but healthy and weed-free.