Mowing and Edging Maintenance
Making sure a lawn gets mowed has numerous benefits. Of course, the lawn will look better. The grass will be more colorful, and the yard will look manicured and clean. It will make the entire home or entire business look better. Pest problems will be less likely to develop, and yard debris will have been removed.
Edging has some great benefits, too. One of the best things about edging is that it stops grass, weeds and invasive growth from spreading and wreaking havoc around driveways and sidewalks. A more manicured look is the result, and that increases curb appeal. For a lawn to look better and protect itself edging is a great service to consider.
When looking into a professional team to mow your yard, you want the one that’ll get the job done nice and well cut whether it's once or twice a month or just once a week.
When you are looking into someone to do your yard or DIY, you want to make sure of these things to give your lawn a professional look:
One thing you don't want to overdue is cutting too close to the ground when mowing if you plan on doing it yourself. typically an inch to an inch and a half is good. When you mow close to the crown of your lawn, it can be devastating but repairable. Depending on how close you cut, it can heal slowly, or completely patch up and die. However if this is only a few inches wide, the grass surrounding may regrow and fill in that spot.
Having your yard taken care of is great when you want it to look nice and well kept. It is especially good for neighborhood aesthetics. For more information or to book your appointment, Call us today at (209)-267-2797
Mowing when the grass is wet is probably not the brightest idea. The lingering moisture on the grass will weigh down the blades under your mower while making straight cuts a difficult job. As you cut the grass will clump and spit, evidently making you slip in the process.In addition, the grass will tend to cut less cleanly, with the result of larger clippings. The wet clippings will also clump together and block the mower's deck. ... If you notice these things, it’s best to stop, clean your mower and let your mower and your lawn dry a day or two. The ideal dry lawn is where the grass is dry enough where you can walk through without having wet shoes.
If your lawn mower gets completely wet, don’t worry, try to drain out the gas and oil. You want the mower to be completely dry inside and out before any use of it. Lawn mowers are also designed for outdoors, so a little bit of rain won’t cause problems. Lawn mowers aren’t completely waterproof, so they can still get damage. But if they encounter too much water, the mower won’t start. You may want to look up the name, brand and year of your mower. Just like a car, talk with your local hardware store employee to see what you can do.
The best time to mow your lawn is mid-morning to afternoon. After the morning dew or moist in the air is gone, you should mow your lawn. Having the grass dry is the best opportunity to mow your lawn, because having wet grass can cause it to cut less cleanly. The worst time to cut your grass is in the morning where morning dew can be seen and ( around 6 a.m to 8 a.m ). Also having the ground too wet, can cause tracks from the lawn mower which can damage the lawn.
Mowing in rows is the most efficient, appealing and fastest way to cut your lawn. But if you have a large yard, you should mow in horizontal rows. If your lawn is a rectangle or a square shape, mow in a broad strip at each end. Then it should give you room and mow in straight lines up and down and overlap the lines so all the grass is all mowed.
You should edge your lawn in June if you’re going to edge once a year. Edging near April or May during the peak season will cause you to edge again. So try to avoid edging in those months to increase minimal work. Edging your lawn would help clean and make the landscape look nicer.
Before you edge your lawn, you should mow it first because edging first and mowing after can mess up the edges. You should cut your grass 2 - ½ tall. You should cut more than the top third of the grass because cutting too low can cause the grass to not support the roots and die. Then with gloves, use a weed killer to kill any weeds which can also preserve the grass too. With a string trimmer, you want to cut off the overgrown grass on the sidewalk or driveway.
When you trim and edge your lawn, you want to make sure it isn’t too high or too short. Making it too high, it’ll look like you didn’t do anything to your lawn. But making it too short will make the grass stop growing.