Tips to make your neighbors wonder if your grass really is greener.
With the busyness of summer, the grass in your yard is most likely at the length where it’s overdue a good trimming. Grass cutting is not one of the most favorite pastimes around, but with the right preparation and tips, you can get your lawn looking ready for summer 2016!
Plan Your Attack
Every yard comes with its own mowing obstacles. Before you start, take a minute to determine the best strategy. If you have lots of trees and flower beds dotting your landscape, consider trimming the edges before you start on the open spaces.
Before you fire up your mower, make a pass through the yard and remove anything that’s not grass, such as sticks, rocks, and wandering golf balls.
Check Your Equipment
Dull blades benefit no yard. You’ll be wasting your time with a poor cut that will ultimately hinder the health of your lawn. If you need to update your lawn mower, do so now.
Cutting your lawn when it’s wet will leave you with an uneven lawn and a clogged-up mower with dull blades. Dry grass stands up straight, ensuring a nice even cut that won’t mat up during mulching.
Take Your Time
It may not be your favorite activity of the summer, but taking extra care when it comes to cutting the grass makes all the difference when it comes to maintaining a healthy lawn. Speeding through will only result in an uneven cut, so slow your roll to a moderate walking pace.
Mulch as You Mow
Mulching grass clippings is a great way to return nutrients and nitrogen to your lawn. If you’re working with a side-discharging mower, direct the clippings toward the side you’ve already mowed.
Switch Up Your Mowing Pattern
Grass leans in the direction in which you mow it. Switching up your pattern from week to week encourages grass to grow straighter and healthier!
With these tips, your garden will be looking like the best on the block! Now that your home is set for summer, be sure to protect it with reliable insurance policies through the professionals at Bell Black Insurance. Visit us for all of your insurance needs in the Oakley, Idaho Falls, Island Park, Driggs, Victor, Swan Valley, and Ashton communities in Idaho, and Jackson and Star Valley within Wyoming.