You will find that in almost all homes there is a part of the compound where the family takes time to relax. In order to keep the home neat and appealing, the lawn grass has to be cut. Leading to the activity of mowing the lawn. It may sound like an easy task, but there exist certain guidelines to carrying out the activity. The following are a selection of the paramount steps.
Remove stones and other debris from the lawn.
For ease in cutting the grass, mowers use knives turning at very high speeds. In the event of the cutters coming into contact with stones or debris, there is a likelihood of two outcomes. Firstly, the knives may break or incur damage. Secondly, the knives may launch a trajectory which may injure people or destroy property. Hence the need to ensure the lawn is stone and debris free.
Confirm that the grass is in an upright position.
Due to strong winds or rainfall, the grass may bend, making it hard for the mower blades to reach it and as a result, no mowing is done. This calls for the use of a besom broom by the homeowner or whoever is doing the mowing to ensure that the grass is not bent.
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Never water the lawn before mowing.
The soil is softened when water is added to it. Weight of the mower on the soft soil leaves unpleasant marks the lawn. Also, water makes the grass leaves slippery causing the knives to slip on them instead of cutting.
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Inspect the lawn mower.
After making sure that the lawn in perfect condition for mowing, the homeowner or the person carrying out the activity should check the mower to ensure it is in perfect condition. This includes checking if there are any leaks or loose parts, making sure that the engine is running properly and checking the oil and fuel. Also one should ensure that the blades are sharp to avoid them tearing the leaves instead of cutting them.
Gather the cut grass after the grass is mowed.
After the mowing is done, it is necessary to clear the grass from the lawn so as to ensure tidiness of the lawn. The grass cut from the lawn can provide mulch and feed animals. It can even be sold if the lawn is pretty big thus earning some money.
Seek expert service.
In case you have insufficient time or lack the correct tools for mowing, then it is best to call in experts. And coincidentally, there a quite a big number of companies that lender these services. Some even provide other lawn services so as to make their businesses appealing.
A way of making lawn mowing easier and more efficient for the home owner is by following the above guidelines.