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How to Mow a Lawn - Lawn Mowing Tips

By DoMyOwn staff

Cutting your lawn seems like an easy task, but there is more to it than some might think. Proper mowing height, frequency and pattern all play a part in how well your lawn looks and how healthy it is. In this video we will go over some basic lawn mowing tips.

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Proper mowing height and frequency plays a big role in your lawn's overall health. Mowing height can affect many aspects of your lawn. Too close and short can mean you will have to mow more often to keep it healthy, and can make your grass susceptible to diseases. 

If the weather is hot and dry, you'll want to increase your mowing height to avoid cutting the grass too short as well. If cut too short under hot and dry conditions, the grass could burn, causing the lawn to die. Choose a medium height setting for best results.

If the grass is long or wet, use a bag so clippings won't cover up any new seed that has been put down. This will also cut down on the risk of having to deal with a thicker thatch later. Leaving grass clippings on the lawn can add extra nutrients. Make sure that the clippings are mulched really fine so clumping won't occur. Change your mowing patterns every week so that ruts will not form from your mower's wheels, and overlap just a bit with each pass you take.

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