5 Tips to Improve the Look of Your Lawn Today

5 Tips to Improve the Look of Your Lawn Today

April Unruh
lawn mowersThe United States Lawn Care industry saw approximately $77 billion of revenue in 2016. Though larger agricultural and commercial lawn care plays an important role for the industry's success, residential lawn care is essential. Without a nice-looking yard, your home will not only look worse, it will actually be valued much less. 

That's why it's important to understand exactly how to properly tend for your lawn and the rest of your property. From using the right kind of lawn mowers to knowing when to actually mow, here are some tips that should help give you the lawn you have always wanted. 

  • Use a quality lawn mower -- You're never going to be able to keep your property looking great with an old, rickety push mower. Conversely, you don't need to spend a fortune on the most expensive and innovate mower on the market. Simply upgrade your old lawn mowers to some newer, higher quality ones and your grass will thank you.
  • Don't scalp your lawn -- Making sure you're not cutting your grass too short is a great tip for improved lawn care. If you are cutting too short, your soil will be exposed and you'll start to see an infestation of weeds around your property.
  • Be sure to sharpen your mower's blades -- Your mower's blades need to be kept sharp so the cut is clean and quick each time. If your mower's blades are dull, they'll rip the grass unevenly and create openings for pests and blight.
  • Mow on dry grass -- For the best possible cut, you should always mow your lawn when the grass is dry. Mowing a wet lawn might not harm the grass so much, but it won't produce the best-looking result and could even clog your mower deck. During the early hours of the morning, wait until the grass's moisture level goes down and get cutting as soon as it's dry.
  • Mow back and forth -- To produce the best lawn results, you should be mowing back and forth and not around and around in a spiral. Mowing straight, back and fourth lines will give your lawn a brisk, fresh, and clean look.
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