A well-maintained lawn makes a house and its surrounding area more attractive.
Here are some tips on how you can mow your lawn like a pro.
Just a trim
‘’Our best piece of lawn advice is one you might give your hair dresser: just a trim,’’ says Paul of Oakleaf Garden & Estate Machinery.
‘’A common problem many DIY mowers make is cutting their grass too short. Mowing your lawn at about 2-3 inches is preferred. It’s important to do this because it keeps your roots more deeply rooted and keeps away weeds.’’
Take your time
If you rush it, you’ll miss a spot.
Have you ever seen those beautiful stripes in higher end, luxury looking lawns, and football fields? To get those professional looking stripes in your lawn, you’ll need to mow in alternate patterns.
‘’Instead of mowing around your lawn starting at the edge and going around in circles like a racetrack, push mow from one end going towards the other end and turn around 180° and mow coming back the other way. This is an easy-to-do method, and with a little bit of practice and sharp lawn mower blades you too can mow your lawn like a professional.’’
For best results, mow in the mid to late morning when it’s cool but the morning dew has dried off.
It’s important to not wait too long in between mowing. When the grass blade grows to the point where it can’t support its own weight, the blades begin to lean, fall, and weep, which results in a non-uniform cut.
‘’For the best lawn, cut twice a week,’’ recommends Paul.
Keep your blades sharp
Always use a sharp blade to produce a well-manicured cut.
‘’Without a sharp blade, the grass will end up being beaten rather than cut, and will turn brown, tainting the lawn’’ .
Cutting the grass removes its nutrients.
To ensure healthy growth, fertilise the lawn every four to five weeks.
Cut in a few different directions
Similar to hair, your lawn has a memory. By using the same route each and every time, your grass will begin to grow back irregularly and with unsightly mow stripes, change your route to better benefit your lawn maintenance.
Rake the leaves
Remove fallen leaves from your lawn as soon as possible.
Don’t let the leaves form a big pile. The sooner you get rid of them, the less likely they are to stick together and form an impenetrable mat that will seriously damage your grass.
Invest in a good lawnmower
They say a bad workman blames his tools, well sometimes better tools do help! If your mower is in need of a service our team here at Oakleaf are happy to help and offer service and maintenance on all makes and models of lawnmowers. If you are local to us we can even collect your mower and return it back to you serviced and ready to go.
Past Repair? Why not pay us a visit to view our extensive range of Lawnmowers to suit gardens of all sizes.