At Impeccable Landscape, we’re all about doing things right, and doing them right the first time. We think that’s one of the reasons we’re privileged to have repeat clients, year after year. Our clients refer friends and family, and they opt into our fully customizable service agreements.
Yet the fact is, sometimes you’ll have to cut the lawn yourself. Since the condition of your lawn is frequently a reflection upon you, we’re sure you want to do things right. Keep reading for a few handy tips on making your lawn impeccable.
- Your grass isn’t a Marine, and it doesn’t need a buzz cut. Make sure to cut the lawn no shorter than three inches. Taller grass can be an effective defense against creeping weeds, and it can keep the soil from drying out.
- It’s important to keep the blade of your mower sharp. Dull blades rip grass instead of cutting clean. A clean cut to a blade of grass insures it won’t become infected and it will grow faster.
- Remember the rule of threes. No more than ⅓ of the height of the grass should be cut at once. So if the grass height reaches six inches, just cut two inches until the next time you mow. Once 48 hours has passed, then mow the lawn to 3 inches tall.
- Don’t mow wet grass. The tires can damage your lawn, and grass will tear very easily when wet.
- When mowing, mow the perimeter first. Then, mow in a straight-line pattern, and overlap each pass by the same width as the tire. To avoid ruts in the lawn, be sure to mow in different directions each time.