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Lawn Mowing Safety Tips standard

When you think about mowing the lawn, many don’t think much about it and simply get out there and do it and do it quickly. When you truly think about a lawn mower, whether push or rider, they are very dangerous pieces of equipment. Accidents can happen easily in your own lawn, it is always best to follow all lawn mowing safety tips and general standard safety procedures. Keep Yourself and Others Safe One of the biggest contributions to lawn mower accidents is people not aware of what is going on around them and those that allow children to ride on or mow the lawn. Lawn mowing is a solo act and should never be done with the assistance of a ...

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Sharp Mower Blades standard

Does your lawn turn brown after mowing? Does the lawn look torn or ripped? Have chunks of grass been pulled up from the lawn while mowing? If you answered yes to any of these questions, chances are the blades on the lawn mower are dull and need to be sharpened. This is common problem among homeowners that may not realize that mower blades dull over time and need to be sharpened at least once or twice a mowing season. In the above featured image the grass blade on the left was cut with dull mower blades and the grass blade on the right was cut with a sharp mower blade. Proper Mowing When mowing, a good rule of thumb is ...

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Mowing when Wet standard

Mowing a wet lawn is not only a hazard to the person mowing it, but also the lawn itself. If it is at all avoidable, it is recommended that mowing not be done when the lawn is wet. Personal Safety Substantial problems can arise when trying to mow a lawn while it is wet. One of the biggest concerns is personal safety. A wet lawn is a slippery lawn, and a slippery lawn in combination with high powered blades can be extremely dangerous whether walking behind or riding on the lawn mower. Lawn Damage Damage can be unavoidable when attempting to mow a wet lawn. No matter the experience level or the grade of mower, accidents happen and damage to ...

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Striped Lawns standard

Everyone strives to have a well manicured lawn.  Many factors contribute to this status and appearance, but there is one that sometimes stumps homeowners, the freshly mowed lawn with stripes similar to a major league ball field or golf course. What are stripes? The appearance of striped lawns is a visual effect. This effect is created when the blades of grass lay a certain way and allow for the appearance of a checkerboard or diamond pattern. When the blades lay the direction not being faced, they appear light green. When the blades lay the direction faced, they appear a darker green. When done properly, this light to dark ratio allows for the appearance desired. Common Misconceptions There are many myths ...

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Mowing Height standard

Some may not realize that different lawns should be mowed at different heights, and also that this height will change throughout the year. Weather along with the mowing schedule contributes to changes of mowing height the lawn needs. Proper Mowing Practices When mowing, a good rule of thumb is to never remove more than 1/3 of the grass blade. Cutting more than 1/3 of the blade off can stress the plant by reducing root growth that is essential for summer drought months. Unfortunately, during the spring rains, this means that the grass may need mowed every 3-4 days depending on how quickly it is growing. Proper Mowing Height Mowing height is not set in stone across the board, nor is ...

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How often to mow standard

One of the questions that homeowners ask time and time again is how often to mow a lawn. The answer to that can actually vary depending on the weather, the grass type, and the lawn care program. Proper Mowing Practices When mowing, a good rule of thumb is to never remove more than 1/3 of the grass blade. Cutting more than 1/3 of the blade off can stress the plant by reducing root growth that is essential for summer drought months. Unfortunately, during the spring rains, this means that the grass may need mowed every 3-4 days depending on how quickly it is growing. Grass Type Affects Mowing Practices Different grass types grow at different times during the year and ...

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Commercial Mowing standard

Have you ever been mowing your lawn when the neighbor’s commercial mowing company has shown up and it seems like they are completely done before you even finish one section of your own? You think to yourself, how could they possibly be done already and how could it possibly look good? Zero Turn Lawn Mowers Commercial lawn mowers are typically zero turn mowers. Zero turn means that the mower has a turning radius of zero inches, allowing for quick turns. Zero turn mowers are available for both commercial use and residential use however the engine’s power and mowing deck size contribute to the pricing. Commercial Lawn Mowers The mowers purchased by commercial mowing companies are usually larger and quicker than ...

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Grass Clippings standard

When it comes to mowing the lawn, one of the biggest questions is whether or not to collect the clippings. Lawn clippings can be very beneficial to the lawn and it is recommended to leave the clippings in the lawn under most circumstances. Proper Mowing When the proper mowing schedule and lawn care program is followed, clippings will not harm the lawn. In fact, they will actually benefit the lawn. When mowing, a good rule of thumb is to never remove more than 1/3 of the grass blade. Cutting more than 1/3 of the blade off can stress the plant by reducing root growth that is essential for summer drought months. Unfortunately, during the spring rains, this means that the ...

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