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 those purchased for residential use. With a more engine power and a larger mowing deck, in combination with the zero turn capability, commercial mowing covers more ground more quickly.
It is also important to remember that the employees who operate commercial grade lawn mowers are skilled professionals who mow lawns for many hours each day. With the proper knowledge and the repetitive practice of mowing, they develop a style to add ease to their job and allowing them to complete a job in less time.
Quick Cutting but Still Looks Good
Commercial mowers are able to make a lawn look good, even with their quick speed because of they are essentially the same as mowing slowly with a smaller mower. Commercial mowing is doing the same job but covering more area, at a faster speed, in less time. Another reason commercial mowing can look so good is that these companies have their blades sharpened regularly for a clean cutting, where some homeowners may have forgotten or not realized that they should be sharpened for every 8-10 hours of actual cutting time.
Sum it up
Whether you are walking behind a push mower, riding a typical residential mower, or operating a high powered zero turn mower; the job is still being done, essentially, the same way. To make a lawn look good after mowing it is important to be knowledgeable about what is being done, take the time necessary for the equipment being used, and have mower blades sharpened as recommended.
It is always a good idea to consult with a lawn care professional and ask any questions you may have. Look around, ask friends or family, and research companies on the Better Business Bureau to find a company that you can trust.