Lawn Mowing Tips & Techniques for Maximum Results

By TruGreen December 16, 2015

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There's a lot of work that goes into proper lawn maintenance: fertilization, aeration, weed control. Those are important and all services that your TruGreen® lawn care professional happily provides at a high level. But what about the routine maintenance items that we don't take care of? Mowing your lawn improperly can lead to unevenly cut turf, shredded blades of grass, brown spots, or off-colored turf. To help you achieve maximum results from your TruGreen® plan, we have a few recommendations for proper mowing techniques and it starts with properly maintaining your equipment. An important part of that is regularly inspecting your mower blade to ensure that it's not dull or crooked. Next, remember to always mow at the proper height for your type of grass. For instance, if you have Kentucky Bluegrass, Fine Fescue, or Rye Grass, the recommended height is 2-3 inches while with common Bermudagrass, 1-2 inches is preferable. Next, remember to mow often. While frequency changes throughout the year, don't wait too long in between mowing intervals and once you finish, you shouldn't bag your clippings because the nutrients in the clippings can help your lawn. If you mow and see excessive clippings on your lawn, that means you aren't mowing often enough. Finally, make sure you avoid scalping. Scalping is when you mow too close to the ground. It's unsightly and it can shock your grass, limiting its growth and overall vigor. Your lawn maintenance strategy doesn't have to be intimidating. Your specialist knows your lawn and can give you exact mowing instructions that fit your climate, grass type, and weather conditions. If you have concerns about your mowing technique, your specialist is there to help. For more healthy lawn tips or to sign up for one of our lawn care plans, visit TruGreen.com or call 1 (866) 688-6722. Get started now and you'll be well on your way to having a lawn you'll love.

Lawn Mowing Tips

Mowing your lawn improperly can lead to unevenly cut turf, shredded blades of grass, brown spots, or off-colored turf. To help you achieve maximum results from your TruGreen® plan, we have a few recommendations for proper mowing techniques and it starts with properly maintaining your equipment.

Tips & Tricks

  1. Regularly inspect your mower blade to ensure it’s not dull or crooked.
  2. Always mow at the proper height of your type of grass.
  3. Mow often. While frequency changes throughout the year, don't wait too long in between mowing intervals and once you finish, you shouldn't bag your clippings because the nutrients in the clippings can help your lawn. If you mow and see excessive clippings on your lawn, that means you aren't mowing often enough.
  4. Avoid scalping. Scalping is when you mow too close to the ground.

Your lawn maintenance strategy doesn't have to be intimidating. Your specialist knows your lawn and can give you exact mowing instructions that fit your climate, grass type, and weather conditions. If you have concerns about your mowing technique, your specialist is there to help. For more healthy lawn tips or to sign up for one of our lawn care plans, visit TruGreen.com or call 1 (866) 688-6722. Get started now and you'll be well on your way to having a lawn you'll love.

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