With the summer months approaching, you’ll find yourself having to mow your lawn a lot more than in the winter months. What may seem an easy task can be difficult if you’re not used to lawn mowing or just feel like you’re not very good at it. But it doesn’t have to be a chore.
Read on for some lawn mowing tips to make lawn mowing easy.
Why Mow Your Lawn
Your lawn over time might be unruly or unattractive, so mowing it can make a huge difference to its appearance. It also helps keep your lawn healthy, each cut encouraging the grass to grow thicker than before.
Mower Repair & Maintenance
Before you even start mowing your lawn, you need to make sure you keep up with the maintenance of your machine. Blunt blades will bruise the grass and cause it to grow back discoloured. Make sure you clean your mower regularly to avoid a build-up of clippings. A build-up will cause an uneven cut.
A general rule of thumb is that you should cut about one-third of the grass height. This may also increase in the summer when the grass grows at a more rapid rate. Most lawn mowers come with the feature where you can adjust your cutting height. You’ll want to cut higher if it’s hot and dry, while you’ll want to cut lower when the growth is getting out of hand.
Set A Schedule
You should make sure you cut your grass regularly, so it is best to make a schedule for cutting. In Spring you should cut around every 2 weeks, moving to cutting the grass weekly in late spring and summer.
After you have finished mowing your lawn, you should try to water it. This will ensure the grass is properly nourished and encourage growth. Try to water evenly across the lawn, making sure all the grass is covered but not overwatered. A great method is to move slowly and water in a semi-circle pattern, ensuring you cover every spot.
Another thing to consider is when to cut your lawn. You shouldn’t cut when the ground is full of water, as grass clippings will clump and you can dig into the ground and smear it. Mow when the grass and the soil are dry.
Quality Lawn Mowers
If you’re looking for lawn mowers that will deliver a high-quality cut, get in touch with the team at A. McIlrath & Son. We offer a range of different types of mowers including push, ride-on, robotic, petrol and battery lawn mowers. The wide variety of products we offer means you can find a model that suits your specific mowing style and experience.
Call now on 028 7086 8210 to talk with one of our team and get recommendations for what type of lawn mower will be best for you. We don’t just stock lawn mowers, so visit our website now to see the full range of products.