Even though it’s a task you take care of every week or so, mowing the lawn probably isn’t a chore you really take time to think about. Once you lace up your outdoor shoes and put on your hat and sunscreen, you can just pull the starter cord and get to mowing! Regularly mowing and trimming your lawn is the best way to keep it looking neat, but if you want to take your lawn to the next level, you might need to do a little extra planning.
Professional landscaping teams have a few secrets up their sleeves to really make your lawn stand out amongst your neighbors’. From the Orlando mower parts people at Gator Mower Parts, here are 3 mowing tips to really make your lawn look prim and polished.
Make a plan and stick to it. It’s a simple step, but planning out how you’re going to mow your lawn can make the process much more efficient. Whether you’re going to trim the edges first and mulch the clippings while you mow or you prefer to go about it the other way around, knowing the order of your steps and the pattern you’re going to follow will help you focus on one tool at a time and simplify the process for you.
Take your time. Even if you’re not dealing with soggy conditions, mowing a lawn too quickly can pull up clumps of soil and shear your grass unevenly. Take your time on each pass, paying attention to the quality of your cuts to gauge your speed. If you notice that the edges look a little frayed and you’re sure your mower blade is properly sharpened, slow your pace a little.
Change up your pattern. Your grass tends to lean in the direction it’s cut. If you keep making the same pattern on your grass week after week, you’ll notice your grass will take on that shape more permanently. Switch directions each time you mow the lawn to help your grass stand up straight. Bonus tip: As you mow, don’t look at the mower’s wheels - focus your eyes about 10 feet in front of the mower. You’ll find your stripes look straighter.
Even easy changes like the ones we listed above can make a huge difference in the way your lawn looks. The best way to make sure your lawn responds properly to your care routine is by keeping your equipment in great shape. To find the replacement parts you need or schedule a repair, call Gator Mower Parts at 407-260-1292 today.