When you look around Dallas, Texas, you realize that's we're a fortunate group of people to call this area home. We have an abundance of places to visit and endless entertainment options. For the sports fans, we have our Dallas Cowboys playing at the ATT Stadium, and the Dallas Mavericks crushing it at the American Airlines Center. For the history aficionados, we have the Dealey Plaza Museum and the George W Bush Presidential Library on the Southern Methodist University Campus. Whether you desire upscale dining or finding great deals while shopping, you really can do it all without ever leaving the Dallas metro.
You Take Pride in Keeping Your Home and Lawn Looking Good
With so many choices for entertaining, it's not always easy to spend your evenings and weekends tied to yard work. We understand you take pride in keeping your home and lawn looking their best, but we know how much work it entails. When you want to keep your lawn looking sharp, you'll want to use these best practices for lawn mowing throughout the growing season.
Be sure to keep your lawn mower in good condition and sharpen your mower blades regularly. If you mow your lawn using dull mower blades, it tears the grass instead of creating a clean cut. What happens? You end up with an uneven lawn because the grass is cut to varying heights. Tearing the grass also leaves it more vulnerable to diseases like mold and pests.
Mowing regularly actually helps keep your grass healthy. Be sure to mow no greater than one-third of the grass blade's height in a single mowing session. If you cut your lawn too short, it's prone to develop a scorched and burned look due to losing too much moisture. When you keep your lawn at an attractive height, between 1 and 3 inches, it promotes a healthy growth rate.
Speaking of grass length, you may want to consider leaving it longer when it's hot and dry. Maintaining a longer grass length helps to promote water retention, so your lawn can endure higher temperatures and a greater amount of sun exposure.
Don't mow too quickly. We are all so accustomed to mowing the grass regularly that it's easy to forget that our mowers are lawn equipment with sharp blades. Take your time and push your mower at a normal walking pace to ensure your personal safety. You'll do a better job at lawn mowing, as well, creating a more attractive finished product.
Take a walk around your lawn before mowing and give it a proper inspection. Are there irrigation sprinkler heads or raised garden beds that you'd like to avoid running over with the mower? You would do well to take the time to edge around those areas, rather than running the mower directly over them.
Edge your lawn for a more polished result. You can use a powered yard tool like a professional lawn edger or weed wacker, or it can be done manually. Either way, you want to edge your lawn, leaving a 1/4 inch border around the perimeter of your turf. Be sure to take the time to edge around walkways and garden edges as well to give your lawn a more polished look.
Mow your lawn using a pattern like the golf courses and baseball diamond. The easiest way to get the patterned effect is by doing a single pass across your lawn, followed by a second pass in the perpendicular direction. If your first pass is north-south, then mow a second pass in the east-west direction to create the pattern you want.
Be sure to alternate your mowing pattern to keep your grass healthy. Grass is a living plant, and it will lean in the direction it was last mowed over. It's a good idea to alternate the direction of your mowing, to protect your lawn from developing ruts. You can keep the same lawn mowing design, but mow in the opposite direction to ensure your grass stays healthy.
You can water in the morning or evenings to fight water evaporation, but the best time to mow your grass is when it's completely dry. By watering first thing in the morning or just before sunset, your grass will have a chance to absorb the water instead of having the water evaporate in the warm afternoon temperatures.
In contrast, the ideal time to mow your yard is when the grass is totally dry. Wet grass has a tendency to clump together, which will give you an uneven lawn. When you mow dry grass, your mower has the opportunity to create a clean cut of the grass, resulting in a more even job. Also, wet grass clumps in your mower and will cause clogs.
It's best to determine that your grass needs to be cut based on the height of the grass, rather than sticking to a precise schedule. Cool-season grasses like Ryegrass, Bluegrass and Fescue will do well at a taller height of 2 to 2½ inches. Warm-season grasses like Buffalo grass, Bermuda grass, and Zoysia grasses can withstand a shorter height of 1 inch. Base your decision to mow on grass height and weather conditions, and your lawn will stay greener throughout the year.
We recognize that you enjoy having a beautiful lawn and garden. After all, your landscaping is the first thing that people see as they approach your home, and having a beautiful and luxurious lawn gives the positive impression you desire. We also know that maintaining a regular lawn mowing schedule, along with other yard maintenance like aerating, weed control, leaf removal, and seeding requires a serious amount of time, energy and hard work. Have you ever thought about hiring a team of yard care professionals to help?
Unlike other lawn care companies, we offer new, high tech solutions to your yard care needs. Our service area extends throughout the Dallas metro, including Plano, Frisco, Southlake, and University Park, as well as Arlington and Fort Worth. We use the latest technology like GPS tracking and scheduling software to provide you with yard care that's truly convenient for you.
What are you waiting for? Give us a call today, and we'll provide you with a free, no-obligation quote in just a few minutes. Go ahead and let us handle the hard work for you, giving you more time to enjoy all the beautiful attractions that Dallas has to offer. Try us today, and you're going to love your lawn. We guarantee it, each and every day.