There are two kinds of people — those who like to do their own mowing, and those who don’t. If you are in that group of people who don’t like to mow, that’s ok. Lawn care services are what we are here for. Go ahead and use your time on the weekend to play with your family instead of dealing with yard work, equipment, and maintenance.
Tips For Proper Mowing
Mowing is mowing, right? Not necessarily. Many people don’t realize that when you mow your grass it is a big part of the success or failure of a healthy lawn. With that being said, here are some tips for the proper mowing of your lawn.
Scalping: Scalping is when your grass is cut too short. This is something you want to avoid. When grass gets scalped, that makes it vulnerable to disease and weeds growing in. The big problem with this is that the soil gets exposed, which is when the problems can begin.
Mowing height: It can be a good idea to adjust the height at which you cut your grass. Letting it grow a bit longer during the summer will help provide additional shade for your soil and slow down the rate that your water evaporates. On the flip side, you can cut the grass short at the end of the season to reduce the chance of snow mold over the winter.
The clippings: Don’t be afraid to leave your grass clippings on the lawn. This can actually help to fertilize your lawn. Although, depending on your mower, the clippings may spray onto you as you mow. Or, you may need an attachment to prevent this.
Dry is best: When possible, you should mow when your grass is dry. Do this to protect your grass and your mower. Cutting wet grass will clog up your mower deck and it can get caked onto your blade as well. Wet grass clumps. Clumps kill the grass they cover-up. In addition, clumps damage your mower.
Mow in the shade: Mowing when it is sunny and hot will cause the grass to lose more water and recover slower. We suggest mowing when it is cooler and your grass has some shade.
Keep your blade sharp: A sharp blade will do the best job of cutting your grass. It will make a nice clean cut instead of tearing the grass which is what happens when you mow with a blade that has gotten dull. You should check your blades regularly to make sure they give you the best cut for your grass.
Make a pattern: Each time you mow, do it in a different direction or pattern. If you go in the same direction each time, you will risk compacting your soil and making ruts.
Hitting the slopes: You’ll want to use extra caution when mowing grass on a slope. Stay away from wet slopes. If you were to slip and fall while mowing, plenty of bad things could happen — not only to your lawn or lawnmower but to you as well. The best way to do this is to go across the slope and not up and down it.
What We Do
Spring Falls offers both residential and commercial mowing. Our mowing service includes trimming, edging, and blowing. We trim edges along the foundation of your home or office, fence lines, trees, flower beds, sidewalks, and curbs. Our powerful blowers add the finishing touch by removing debris from the hard surfaces around your landscape.
Mowing is a large part of lawn care services. Frequent mowing helps a lawn resist weeds, insects, and disease. Prevent cutting too much grass by avoiding waiting too long between each mowing. It also causes a lawn to look thin, spotty, or burnt. As a general rule, we never cut more than one-third of the length of your grass at a time.
Our Residential Mowing Plans
Weekly mowing from April 1st to November 30th
Mowing every two weeks from March 1st to November 30th
* Our start and stop dates may vary according to the weather conditions.
We know how to create a beautiful property through landscaping design and how to maintain it with proper lawn care services. With a little research, you will find that we are your top choice among landscaping companies in Idaho Falls. Don’t hesitate to give us a call for more information or even request a free consultation for lawn care services.