The Grounds Guys

How to Mow a Lawn

Lawn mowing can sometimes seem like a chore, but it can also be good exercise. Mow your lawn when it’s dry, at least twelve hours after watering. Mowing a wet lawn helps spread weeds and fungi.

When mowing your lawn, it is good to leave at least two to three inches of length, and cut 1/3 of the grass length. Cutting more will traumatize the grass and leave it unable to recover. If you’ve allowed your grass to grow more, still only cut 1/3 of the length, wait for some time, and cut the rest at a second session to bring it down. A higher mower lets the grass retain its strength, and scalping a lawn leaves it vulnerable to diseases and parasites.

Direction of mowing is important, alternate mowing the lawn vertically and horizontally. For a neater look, mow diagonally. Always ensure your blade is sharp. Leave the clippings on the lawn so they can naturally decompose and provide nutrients to the lawn.