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Tips For Safe And Effective Mowing

Do you want to greet yourself with a plush and attractive lawn? However, not all of us are sure about how to do it. It’s the reason we thought to bring some useful information in front of you. Today, we will talk about some of the practices that will help you to maintain your lawn safely and efficiently.

Choose AnAppropriate Mower

Whether you are purchasing a new mower or you are borrowing it from one of your friends, choose a model that’s suitable for your land. For instance, a manual reel mower will be good if you own a property equal to or less than 500 sq. feet. Similarly, a motor-powered corded model will be superb for large areas. Do not invest in a riding mower until and unless you own property more an acre. Try to find a mower with multiple grass management techniques including mulching.

Cordless or battery dependent mowers are perfect for small and large lawns. As these machines do not use any fossil fuel, you will not contribute to the carbon emission. Most of the cordless variants operate quietly, which is helpful if you live in a busy neighborhood. As these mowers don’t use any connecting cables, most of the manufacturers are offering high-quality cordless models with the power to deal with all the thick grasses and significant areas.

Maintain TheMower Regularly

Regular oiling of the moving components is necessary with all the lawnmowers. If you own a petrol version then, make sure its engine has a perfect fuel mix so that the blades can perform without any interruption. Sharpen the blades after one year of usage.

You might feel surprised, but new mowers are not sharp enough for the first usage. A newly purchased mower might perform in a better way if you sharpen it before the first usage. Don’t fear razor-sharp blades because they cut better. Dull blades cannot cut the grasses properly, which will eventually result in brown spots over your lawn.

If you are unsure about the blade sharpening process, then consult a local repair shop to get it done. Spent some time every season to service your lawn maintenance machine, especially if it’s a gas-powered variant.

Adjust theCutting Height Carefully

You can set the grass cutting level according to your requirements. Almost all the mowers come with a lever or switch that allows you to change its cutting heights. Keep in mind that you don’t have to cut the grasses too short. Do not cut more than 1/3rd of the total length of the grasses at once. Anything more might damage them for long.

Clear theLawn beforeMowing

Check the lawn for loose objects and take them out. A raker will be useful to pick up branches, toys, bottles, and other similar objects. Any of these things can create serious injuries because coming out of mower’s discharge chute will throw them outside with a speed up to 200 mph. If you cannot move any of such obstacles including garden hoses or pipes, then mark them and don’t try to run a mower over these objects.

Mow Often And Do It Early

Early morning mowing is best for your lawn. So, use the mower once the dew dries. Its recommended that you should mow the lawn once every week. In case of a busy schedule, you can do it after every two weeks.

Follow Correct Mowing Pattern

Mowing in a flow of back and forth motion is the right way to cut the lawn grasses. Going spiral will not be beneficial. Walk at a brisk pace. Do not move too slow. Otherwise, the greens might bring the blades at a halt due to clogging. Fitness enthusiasts consider lawn mowing as a fitness activity and you can do the same.

You can follow the same movement even if you are using a riding mower. However, you should change the pattern after every season. Following the same path while mowing might result in ruts in your lawn.

Takeaways

Use a mower only when the grasses are dry. Cutting wet or damp grasses is dangerous and the mower might not perform well in such conditions. Do not allow kids to play around when you are mowing. If you notice any sound, clogging, fumes, then try to shut down the engine and restart after a while before trying any other troubleshooting step.

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