Tips for Mowing Like a Pro

Tips for Mowing Like a Pro
Tips for Mowing Like a Pro

Tips for Mowing Like a Pro

We have spent the last few weeks putting together a list of tips for mowing like a professional. Over the years of mowing lawns week in and week out, here are some pearls of wisdom we have learned:

1. You should choose a mower that is appropriate for your lawn and one that is decent.

Our favorite rotary mowers are those with rollers. They are easy to use, they remove leaves when needed, and they manage long or wet grass much better than cylinder mowers. For those times when you need to mow higher, it is important that the mower is height-adjustable to avoid scalping.

2. Make sure the mower is ready to go: Oil level, blade sharpness, petrol level, etc.

3. Choose height: General recommendation – 3cms or 1.5 inches

On a mower, this is usually setting 3 or 4, or about in the middle if the scale is not graded. It is possible to mow the lawn longer if the conditions require it, for example, in drought conditions, or if the lawn is long initially (for example, after a long trip).is at any time.

4. Take a walk on the lawn.

Ensure that there are no objects on the lawn, such as children’s toys, that would require you to stop and remove them. If you can do a stripe all at once, you’ll get the best results. Also keep an eye out for stones on the lawn surface that could damage the mower blade.

5. Start with the edge.

For the best results along the border, use edging shears. Additionally, a strimmer is useful for cutting along fences and raised beds. If any overhanging plants are hindering mowing, you can lift them so you can achieve a neat edge. It’s a good idea to use a border fork to hold them back.

6. Begin by mowing the lawn around the edges.

When you turn the mower at the end of a pass, you will be sure not to miss anything. At the end of the job, one of my guys likes to go over the edges again to make it look even neater!

7. Alternate the orientation of mowing every week.

You may want to consider doing diagonal stripes so that the grass plants are not brushed by the roller in one direction if the paths are too short for a reasonable pass (e.g. you must turn too often).

8. Maintain as straight a line as possible.

Look at the object in the distance and proceed directly to it. Keep your eyes off the mower. Ensure that you don’t miss any patches by crossing one wheel of the mower over the previous stripe.

9. Empty your grass catcher bag as frequently as possible

– Approximately every 30m. Inspect the side of the bag for cuttings coming out – if you see this, the bag is full and must be emptied immediately. As wet and long lawns fill the catcher much more quickly, you will have to empty the bag more often.

10. After using the mower, clean it thoroughly.

Mower handles should be angled 45 degrees to the ground and brushed out using a stiff brush. Spray WD40 on the working parts once they are dry after cleaning with a high pressure hose. The performance of the mower and the neatness of the job can be adversely affected by a dirty mower.