Mowing must be done regularly while grass is growing. It encourages dense growth, and without a regular trim the quality of a lawn will deteriorate.
Make the most of your mow by following these tips:
- Mow in spring, summer, and fall, and occasionally in winter if the grass
- Do not mow when the lawn is very wet, frozen, or during drought
conditions in summer.
- Brush off any worm castings before mowing, or they will be flattened
and smother the grass.
- Collect clippings. If left they will encourage earthworms and worm
casts, and build up a layer of “thatch.” The exception is during hot
summers, when the clippings can be left as a mulch to conserve soil
- For a rectangular lawn, first mow a wide strip at each end, for
turning the mower. Then mow up and down in straight strips, slightly
overlapping the edges of each strip.
- For a curved or irregular shape, start by mowing a strip around the
edge, then mow straight up the center. Mow each half as for a
- If a mower jams while you’re using it, make sure you unplug it or
remove the spark plug lead before investigating.