Biggest Mowing Mistakes
Cutting more than 1/3 of the grass blade
Letting the grass grow long and then “scalping” is not good on your grass. This leads to that dry brown looking grass. It also stresses the grass that can lead to more problems.
Mowing with dull blades
Sharp blades cut the grass, not tear like dull blades. Tearing the blades leads to discoloration and the torn blades lose moisture easily. You should sharpen your blades at least 2 times a year.
Don’t cut wet or wilted grass
When you cut wet grass, the cut grass clumps together and smothers the grass leading to brown spots. Cutting a wilted or stressed lawn can further stress a lawn and cause permanent damage.
Not mowing enough
In the spring and fall (slow growth) mowing every other week is enough. In the summer (faster growth) your grass needs to be mowed weekly.
Not cleaning your lawn mower blades
Your lawn mower blades should be cleaned before and after each mowing. Disease and rust can easily spread without cleaning. This can be done with a garden hose.