Artful adjustments for mowing your lawn

When you “accidentally” let your lawn grow a little too long: reduce the height of the blades on your mower by one-third. You also will need to use this gentler setting two times every few days. Do not try to “get the whole thing done” in one afternoon. Remember, grass is a live plant, and will react to sudden extreme changes. Raking grass clippings is also something that can and should be limited. You should not need to rake grass clippings from the perimeter of your lawn, because you are an excellent strategist.

Get a wise strategy to mow your lawn

Your strategy (if it wasn’t before, it is now) is to “get the grass clippings in the middle.” ALWAYS shoot your clippings inward. You can visit this site for more information here.This should not be a “light-bulb moment.” Please do not cut your grass when it is wet. Your grass will be slightly bent over due to the weight of the moisture, making this an unideal if not stupid time to mow your lawn. Do you bend over at the waist to receive a haircut? If so, tell an adult. Unfortunately, if there is a drought, or your grass is brittle and brown, you should not mow your lawn, EVEN if you feel an impulse to “just get rid of the weeds.”

Artful adjustments for mowing your lawn

Treat it CAREFULLY Your lawn

If you’ve seen a dying indoor plant (a morbid thought), you may have noticed that a few of the branches of leaves (or whatever kind of indoor plant you are thinking of) are DEFINITELY brown, and there is ABSOLUTELY no way that part of the plant is going to come back (unless you treat it CAREFULLY)? This applies to brittle and dry grass as well. If you’re dealing with an indoor plant, and you actually would like to help the dry part of the plant grow again, the dry “injured” part of the plant needs to be handled DELICATELY. This is basically the same with your lawn. When there is a drought, or your sprinklers are on the fritz, or you’ve gone on vacation, or lawn has mysteriously turned slightly brown and the grass is brittle; you are dealing with injured grass. Similarly, when human skin becomes darker due to sun exposure, the “slight tan” to “severe burn” that can become evident, is actually a bodily reaction that should tell you to get out of the sun (If that surprises you, the free, peer-reviewed academic literature available on the internet and in the library will back me up. I promise).

Final art idea to mow lawn

Finally, do you have to awkwardly stop and turn a lot when you mow your lawn? If so, you have probably noticed that those “stop and turn” points are never as even as the rest or your lawn. Think about treating these unavoidable turns more gently. You may even want to create an area in your lawn with a mulched flower bed. This bed could be used for a tree, or really anything that you like; however, make sure to make the bed that you mulch and plant in relatively wide, with a natural curvature that COMPLIMENTS your mower (or mowers in general).

All of these things I have mentioned here are incredibly important when addressing the fine art of mowing the lawn.

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