A beautiful thing about living in Lynchburg, VA is the lush greenery that accompanies the four seasons. There sure is no shortage of plants in our part of the country. Travelling through the town allows you to see properties with gorgeous landscaped acreage from farms to residential lawns. On a small but significant level, this picture of Lynchburg is achieved with the help of lawn mowing.
There are many lots that are close to, or over an acre in size. In relative terms, that is a lot of grass to maintain. For properties with a large lot and therefore large lawns, mowing often takes multiple hours a week. On top of this, we are required by law to make sure our lawns are not overgrown according to the City.
For some (just like for us), lawn care is a satisfying and pleasurable task. For others, this isn't the case, and/or they’ve decided that it is best to spend their time in another way.
Thankfully, this is why we are here for you! There is more to lawn mowing than how long it can take. Lawn mowing is essential to a lush, green, healthy lawn as there are a number of techniques that need to be kept in mind and implemented to ensure that your lawn is at its best. Here are some important lawn mowing tips that we keep in mind as we take care of your precious grass:
Change Up the Lawn Cutting Pattern
Are you a creature of habit? Well, here a habit that needs to be broken: cutting your grass in the same direction every time. The mowing pattern should be alternated each time the grass is mowed to prevent the grass from having ruts and will help the grass stand up straight.
Mow Dry Grass
If grass is cut when it is wet, the lawn can be cut unevenly. Dry grass ensures the grass blades are upright and not clumped. Moreover, wet grass clippings have a tendency of clogging the lawnmower blades.
Don’t Throw Away Lawn Clippings
Lawn clippings decompose quickly and produce nutrients that the growing lawn can use. If you’d rather not keep grass clippings on your remaining lawn, the clippings can also be used as mulch.
Maintain Your Mower Blade
Tools are best utilized when they are properly maintained. Just like kitchen knives, lawn mower blades should be kept sharp as much as possible. Dull blades result in less efficient grass cutting, and can tear up grass, and weaken it making your lawn more vulnerable to pests and disease.
Mowing is Not One-Length Fits All
The length that you should cut your grass varies depending on the season. Warmer and drier seasons grass should be slightly (about 0.5”) taller than in the cooler months so that the soil is protected from water loss due to the heat and sun exposure. Grass can be cut down to around 2.5” in the cooler months.
Don’t Neglect Fertilizer and Aeration
While lawn mowing and watering your grass are the most commonly known and understood ways of keeping a lawn, proper fertilization and occasional but routine aeration are just as important to lawn maintenance.
Our goal is to make Lynchburg the land of luscious lawns. We are grateful to be able to pass by parks, homes, farms, and properties with gorgeous greenery and grass for all to enjoy. This is something that makes Lynchburg so special and at times peaceful-looking. Your yard can be your own personal sanctuary if it is maintained well, is healthy, and is beautiful-looking.
Contact us today at 434-226-0125 so we can do the hard work for you!