Lawn Mowing Basics

Mowing the lawn regularly does not only make your lawn look better, it also maintains the health of your lawn. As long as you follow the well-known rules of thumb, mowing will make the grass grow more densely. No one really likes mowing the lawn but it is has to be done. Check our buying guide on zero turn lawn mower reviews.

The first rule to remember is to never mow when the grass is wet. This has nothing to do with if you are using an electric lawn mower or not. Wet grass is difficult to mow, you will not get an even cut, no matter what equipment you use. Not only does it look bad but the wet clippings will also create additional problems. You need to remove them from the lawn before they start to rot.

As a rule of thumb, you should never cut more than a third of the height of the grass. If you cut more, you may stress the grass. If the grass has grown too high, you may need to mow the lawn twice. The first time, you only cut a third of the height of the grass. A couple of days later, you mow the grass at the normal height. Every type of grass has its own optimal height. You need to find out what the optimal height is for your grass. This means that how often you should mow the lawn depends on how much the grass grows.

The growth of the grass depends on a number of factors. Grass grows faster in summer and less in winter. Less water means that grass grows slower. If you use fertilizer, the grass will grow faster. But too much water or fertilizer are not good for your lawn.

You have several types of lawn mowers on the market. The old push reel mower is the cheapest solution. Since it is fully manual, it is environment friendly. You get a good workout mowing the lawn with a push reel mower. But if you have a large lawn, you may prefer a self-propelled mower. You can choose between electric and gas-powered models. The electric lawn mowers are quieter and more environment friendly than the gas-powered models. The most comfortable way of mowing a lawn is to use a sitting lawn mower or a lawn tractor. Note that a sitting lawn mower and a lawn tractor are not the same thing. A riding lawn mower has the engine at the rear. A lawn tractor has the engine in the front.