Following these pointers will make your lawn the envy of the neighborhood.
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Mowing a lawn is something I learned how to do a long time. These days, I enjoyed the fact that I understand what’s going on in the soil, what’s going on with the turf and how to properly use this machine. So right now, I want to give you a few of the basics so that you can have a better understanding and ultimately have a better-looking lawn.
First, set your blade height. Use between one and a half and three inches depending on how high your grass has grown. Typically, a third of the blade of grass is what you want to remove. If you actually cut your grass any lower than that, what you start doing is you start stunting the grass, which means that the grass will stop growing.
So we go down, we go over the next lap, if we over lap – and the reason that were overlapping is because where ever the wheels are, you’re not actually cutting that grass. So as you come back this next lane, it can overlap your wheel. Now, you’re actually going to cut this area here that your wheel just run over.
Cutting in straight lines will help you see were you’ve cut. Switch off the direction every time you mow. This way, each time the grass is not just laying down but you’re actually lifting it and cutting it because you’re switching up your directions. And consider loosing the bag, so let those clippings fall back on the lawn.
This is nothing but water, food and tissue. Tissue breaks down all the fertilizer and the food that you’ve given your lawn that goes back into the soil. So it will actually cut down you’re need for a lot of fertilizing.
You’ll need to take your blade to a shop every few months to be sharpened and balance. For safety, make sure you’re ignition is off and sparkplug wire removed before tipping the mower. You just take a wrench take this off of here. I can take this blade and get it sharpened typically. It might cost you ten bucks to get your blade sharpened.
Or do it yourself with the file using long and even storks to follow the bevel of the blade. This is what happens when the blade on your mower is not sharp. You get these little dead edges here. Instead of this laid cutting the grass, it actually just going to rip the grass and then of course that rip edge dries out and just turns brown. That not only makes your lawn look bad but the damage tips can invite disease or pests.
And lastly, don’t mow your lawn when it’s wet. The grasses won’t cut well, the blades kind to tend to rip. I guarantee, you try all these techniques, you’re lawn is going to look a whole lot better and you might even enjoy doing it.
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