Mowing your lawn is an excellent way to ensure the health and beauty of your lawn as well as to promote its growth by allowing nutrients to reach to the roots. However, improper mowing techniques are among the most common causes of lawn health issues – not mowing at the right height, at the right time or at the right intervals can hurt your lawn, causing it to lose its beauty.
Most experts recommend setting the mower to clip off the top one third of the grass and to mow early in the evening, the right method depends very much on the grass variety that you have on your lawn as well as on your climate, so you should take into consideration principles, rather than specific figures and intervals. What is important when you determine the best mowing method is to mow the grass when it is dry and to use one of the highest setting on your mower. The best interval for your mowing sessions also depends on the grass type, the season and the growth conditions – you will surely notice when your grass needs your mower.
Your preferred mowing procedure should include a solution for the grass clippings left behind by your mower, too. Some experts say that leaving the clippings on the grass is a great way to nourish and protect your lawn, others say the clippings must be removed, so you will need to experiment there, too. Of course, after mowing, it will sometimes leave you needing to treat grass for dog urine spots, as they will be more visible after mowing.