Are you excited to take on the job of cutting your lawn grudgingly? Wait, there are some tasks that you should consider before you start to cut your lawn. These tasks will make this whole lawn maintenance thing go much more smoothly and produce better results over time. Although the specific time to start lawn care and maintenance will vary based on your geographic region, here are some tips and advice to help you prepare.
Before the First Mowing
First of all, check whether the grass growing or not? If not, wait for a short time. There’s no specific month when you can start mowing. The best time for the first mowing is when you see the grass grow 2-3” long. Until that time, you can check the lawn’s health. In case you see a bare spot or uneven lawn grass growth, consider that as an ideal time to put down some seed so the new grass has a couple of weeks to take root. In this way, the grass can grow before the first mowing. If you don’t know how much, or how little seed should be added, you should contact the professionals at Jack’s Lawncare to get it done right. At Jack’s Lawncare, we are experts at keeping lawns and gardens look excellent all summer long!
How’s that Mower?
When you see the grass more established, take a look at your lawnmower. Make its blade sharp. A sharp blade makes every mowing session easier, and healthier for the grass. Besides that, it helps to have a clean cut. Also, check whether the lawnmower is clean or grubby? Dried grass clippings, dirt, clogging can add a surprising amount of weight to it. Clean all the residue off with the help of any stick or putty knife. This process will take only a couple of minutes. The lawnmower also requires fresh gas and oil. You should check the oil level periodically to avoid damaging the engine. In addition to that, you should also check and lubricate any controls to make sure they continue to function properly.
When you see new growth has reached 2” or more, mowing day has arrived. Never let the lawn grown too high. High lawn grass will make cutting more difficult and time-consuming. Another simple mistake people make is cutting the lawn too short by cutting the grass off too much at one time. You should not cut more than one-third of the existing grass length to make sure your lawn remains healthy and green.
Periodically aerating a lawn is very helpful to promote healthy growth. However, this can be a time-consuming task that not everyone can perform. The experts at Jack’s Lawncare can help with aerating, fertilizing, and seeding your lawn so it looks perfect.
To Mulch or Not to Mulch
A mulching mower is very healthy for lawn care. As the special mulching blade can cut the clippings several times and allow them to decompose quickly. It provides additional nutrients for the lawn. However, his mulching method isn’t very if the clippings are too long, which is another good reason for keeping the lawn at an optimal height.
After lawn mowing, it’s always good to wipe off the clippings and debris before you store the mower away. Besides that, if the grass you cut is wet, you should use a hose to remove any clumps of grass that might be stuck to the undercarriage of the mower.
Edging always gives a finishing touch to a freshly cut lawn. If it’s been some weeks between cuttings, then a quick edging will save you time after the next mowing. For watering, we advised waiting a couple of days to water to help keep fungal growth in check. Unless rainfall has been infrequent and/or very sporadic, in which case a light watering will not do any harm.
So, how is your lawn looking now? The amazing smell and appearance of a fresh-cut lawn can bring back a lot of fond memories and give a real sense of pride in a job well done! Maintaining a lawn, also involve a lot of time, energy, and effort to get everything looking just perfect! If you want to have a well-manicured lawn, but don’t have the time, contact the lawn care professionals at Jack’s Lawncare. We can manage seeding, mowing, mulching, trimming, and all the maintenance tasks you want to keep your lawn looking its absolute best!