Lawn mowing does not require rocket science, but there are ideas you can apply to make your job easy. Many homeowners prefer to mow their grass as opposed to hiring someone to do the job. The first step in the lawn mowing process is to buy a lawn mower that is trusted for the task at hand. If you opt for a model that comes equipped with a grass catcher attachment, you will not have to worry about raking.
The duration that it takes for mowing your lawn is dependent on the size of your property. For big lawns, you should think about a powered mower for easier cutting and also to save on time. Riding lawnmowers can greatly reduce the time and energy used on cutting your grass, but they are much come at a hefty price and unless you’ve got a very large property, they aren’t worth the price. Once you have purchased the lawn mower you need, you are ready to start the lawn mowing procedure. The following are some tips to help out with making your task easier and smoother.
When beginning the entire process it is important to first prepare your mower so that you do not have to stop in the middle of your cutting. Lawn mower prep includes sharpening dull blades, oiling rusty components for better handling of the machine, adjusting the mower’s wheels to correct cutting height, etc.
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Walk through your property and remove any rocks, toys or other debris from the cutting’s way. This will end up ensuring the machine is safe from damage as you work and also can save you from having to stop periodically to remove obstructions time and again.
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Maintain a back and forth pattern, when you start mowing just to ensure that you’re mowing in neat, even rows. Walk briskly as you go to avoid a ‘choppily’ cut appearance when you’re done. An experienced mower will overlap his rows as he mows to make sure he has not missed any areas. This saves time in having to return to trim patches left behind. Across the sloping access, mow your lawn on slopes as opposed to up and down, for greater safety.
Schedule your mowing times for early morning (after the sun has dried the morning dew) or preferably, when the temperatures are not high and unbearable in the late afternoon. Only mow your grass when it is dry as wet grass caught in the blade can lead to clogging of the machine, causing unnecessary jam ups. Wet grass is easy to slip and slide on as well, causing an accident. Mow weekly or twice a month minimum to maintain your property looking sharp and neat.
Once you are done with your task, make sure your clean your mower well, particularly the blades, and oil rusting. Its efficiency and longevity will increase for several years to come.