Video:How to Mow Your Lawnwith Isaac Stephens
The grass doesn't have to be greener on the other side. Check out these tips on how to properly mow your lawn.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Mow Your LawnHi, I'm Isaac Stephens with About.com Home. Today I'm going to show you how to mow your lawn.
Guidelines to Mowing the LawnThere are a couple of guidelines to follow. Remove no more than one-third of the grass blade at a time, and mow at the upper range of the recommended cutting height for your grass.
Supplies Needed to Mow the LawnHere are a few items you will need:
- eye protection
- lawn mower
Prepare the Lawn and the Lawn MowerFirst, let's check and make sure our mower is full of gas and oil and that the blades are clean. Once the mower is checked, we can begin.
We will start by walking through and picking up any broken tree limbs and debris in your yard.
Make Header StripsOnce the yard is clean of any debris, begin by mowing header strips at the ends of the lawn and around flowerbeds and shrub beds. The headers give you room to turn and work around any curves.
Mow Between the Header StripsThen mow back and forth between the header strips. Lastly, overlap each cut by 1 or 2 inches; this helps you avoid leaving ridges of uncut grass.
Try These Mowing TipsHere are a couple of mowing tips that will help. First, be sure the mower blade is sharp. A sharp blade cuts cleanly and helps mulch clippings into small pieces.
Second, change the direction and pattern each time you mow. If you don't, the mower tends to push the grass over rather than cut it cleanly.
These are just a few simple guidelines to follow that will help you cut a clean-looking lawn.
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