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2018 is Coming: New Year, New Lawn

It’s official - we’re less than one month away from 2018. Amidst the general chaos of the holiday season, many people are taking time to evaluate their goals for the year, whether they achieved what they set out to do or need to approach the challenge from a different angle next year. While it’s pleasant outside, now is the perfect time to review your lawn care goals - did you create the paradise you wanted, or did it feel like an uphill battle?

If you’re in the latter category, don’t worry - you’re not alone! Between work, school, and everywhere else life takes you, it can be hard to keep up with your lawn maintenance. From the Orlando parts people at Gator Mower Parts, here are 3 lawncare resolutions to help you make your lawn inviting throughout the year.

  1. I promise I will check the height of my mower blades. Especially during the heat of the summer, it can be easy to dive into lawn mowing to get it done as quickly as possible. But leaving your blades too low will scalp your lawn and leave it patchy! In 2018, make a resolution to ensure your blades are at the right height each time you mow, and that you raise them in the summer.

  2. I promise I will aerate my lawn this spring. Aeration is an oft-overlooked component in the lawn care system. When done once a year, aeration can help the nutrients from your fertilizer and water to penetrate the soil to the roots, where it matters most. Don’t have an aerator? You can rent them from your local hardware store!

  3. I promise I will leave my grass clippings alone. That’s right - stop picking up your grass clippings! Letting them sit and decompose on your grass is an easy way to boost your lawn full of extra nutrients with no extra effort. Sure, it doesn’t look as nice as a completely clean lawn, but your grass will thank you for it in the long run.

These 3 resolutions take little to no extra effort on your part - even the aeration process is just about the same as mowing the lawn. What other resolutions are you working on in 2018? If lawn mower maintenance is on the list, you’re in the right place. Call Gator Mower Parts at 407-260-1292 to learn more today.

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