3 Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your Lawnmower This Year

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If you want to get the most out of your lawnmower, you need to know how to use it properly. Get more out of your lawnmower and your lawnmower blades this year by implementing the following three tips. 

#1 Avoid Mowing Your Grass When It Is Wet

The first thing you need to do is avoid mowing your grass when it is wet. When you mow your lawn when it is wet, you will not get the nice, smooth cut that you are looking for. The glass clippings as you go will stick to your lawnmower because they are wet and will clump together on your blade. All the grass clumped together on your mower's blades will reduce the efficiency of the blades. 

Additionally, when your grass is wet, your blade will not be cutting the grass, it will be tearing it in half. This can compromise the health of your grass. This happens when your blade is either dull or kept from working at full capacity due to wet grass covering the blades and thus reducing their sharpness. 

#2 Cut Your Grass When It's At The Appropriate Length

You shouldn't let your grass grow and grow without cutting it. You need to cut your grass on a regular basis. Ideally, when you mow your lawn, you should only be attempting to cut off about a third of the blade of grass. 

If you let your grass get too long and try to cut it really short, your blade will not be able to cut through all that grass and produce an even cut. If your grass gets really long, you need to continually cut it and gradually get it shorter again. 

#3 Keep Your Blade Sharp

Finally, in order to keep your grass looking good, you need to keep your mower's blades nice and sharp. 

You want your blade to be sharp. When it is sharp, it will produce a clean cut. Your grass will be able to seal up a clean cut quickly and keep your grass looking green.

When your blade gets dull, it is not able to cut cleanly through the grass. Instead, it tears the grass and leaves behind a ragged edge.  Your grass is not able to repair a ragged edge as quickly as a clean cut, and the top of your grass will turn brown. Additionally, it will make your grass weaker and will not be able to grow back with the same strength as when it is cut by a sharp blade. 

For more information, or if you would like professional assistance, contact a landscaping professional in your area.