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Benefits Of Good Mowing Practices

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The techniques you use for mowing the lawn do actually matter.

How you mow the lawn matters. One of the easiest ways to keep your lawn looking good is to mow properly.  Many factors determine a great mow job and seeing the results will make the extra effort worthwhile.  Several points can answer this question for you. Let’s look at some of them! 

Start Off With Sharp Blades

Sharp mower blades allow for a clean and even cut. A cleaner cut means the grass will heal sooner and reduce the moisture loss from mowing.  Think of mowing as a type of pruning.  When you’re pruning a tree limb, you want to use a sharp saw to cleanly cut the branch so it can properly heal at the cut.  Ripping a branch versus cutting will result in extensive damage to the tree.  An open wound will allow for insects or diseases to infect the wound and result in additional plant stress.  Turfgrass is the same.  Thus, sharper blades provide a clean cut that heals quickly and reduces stress to the plant and reduces the potential of infection.   

Use The Right Equipment For The Right Job

Heavy equipment has no place on your lawn, right?  Well, some homeowners have really big yards, and using large mowers or tractors saves time getting the job done fast. As convenience sometimes comes at a cost, this also applies to mowing your lawn. Larger equipment can stress the lawn making the lawn struggle especially during periods of high temperatures or drought.  Using small equipment has its advantages and will go a long way to preserve the health of your lawn.  

Directional Mowing Has It Perks

Most lawn owners love that “ballpark stripe” look.  This aesthetic is accomplished via the directional patterns placed by the mower.  Lighter stripes are formed when the mower is moving away from a viewing position and darker lines form when moving towards that same viewing point.  The appearance of darker lines happens because the blades are pushed towards you creating a shadowed appearance or darker stripes.   Mowing the lawn in alternate directions can make the lawn look good and it helps it stay healthy.  Using new patterns with each mowing can limit tire compaction or stress over the same lines. 

Too Short Is Bad 

When considering how to keep the lawn strong and healthier it’s better to mow high.   Tall Fescue lawns will balance the root system depth with the top growth.  The higher you mow, the deeper the root will develop to support the height. Deeper roots have a vast number of advantages such as reaching moisture deep in the soil, access to more nutrients, and better recovery from stress.  Higher grass also has many benefits such as protecting the crown of the grass from direct sunlight, more energy from increased photosynthesis from more plant tissue, and increased competition with lower-growing weeds. 

On The Green Lawn Care is Here for You! 

On The Green, Inc. was established back in 1994. We started as a small business that served the local area. In the decades since, we’ve expanded tremendously. Incorporated in 1997,  our brand has become renowned throughout the state of Maryland. Do you adore social media? Email us at [email protected], call us at 410-695-0444, and find us at our street address: 777 Annapolis Road, Gambrills, Maryland 21054. Grow with us on Facebook and Google!

James Cunningham

James Cunningham

“This our sixth season with On The Green. They installed our irrigation system and have maintained our lawns. This a very well run family company with personal service. I would highly recommend this company. I give them five stars in my book. I am a well satisfied customer.”

Lynda Todd-Sanchez

Lynda Todd-Sanchez

"I moved into the house I grew up in. There was nothing but weeds and tons of bare spots. This will be my second season with On the Green. I have to admit my grass almost looks like a carpet. I highly recommend this company they're affordable dependable and very easy to work with."

Edna Smith Miller

Edna Smith Miller

"On The Green is the BEST! I have used other companies, but there is no comparison. I was just admiring my lawn this morning - saying that it is beautiful and looks like a green carpet. In addition to my lawn care, they also service my in-ground sprinkler system. Customer service is top-notch."

Gary Griffiths

Gary Griffiths

"We recently hired On the Green to take care of our yard. Our grass is starting to look better. Today they showed up to clean up the leaves and other things that blow into our yard from the park across the road. These two guys did a fantastic job. We have a low sitting deck and they managed to get the leaves out from under it. On the Green has a 5 star rating with us."

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