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How to Effectively Mow your Lawn in Calgary

This may seem as a simple enough task to accomplish, but if you have no idea how to do this correctly, it can make or break the condition of your beautifully kept lawn.  Lawn maintenance is easy as long as you know what to do and how to do it.

Mow your lawn correctly, then you can pave the way to a drought free and thick green lawn that will be able to crowd out all the weed. If you do this incorrectly, then you will have a totally dry and colorless lawn. It is essential to know what you are doing, and what better to keep your lawn healthy than to ask for help from someone who knows a thing or two about maintaining.

Here are some tips on how you can effectively mow your lawn in Calgary:

  • Avoid cutting your lawn too short – to ensure that you have a healthy looking lawn, you must NOT scalp the grass. Scalping your grass will leave it vulnerable to all kinds of infestations and most especially weeds. It will also make your grass weaker with bald spots or sparse which will make the soil be exposed. This is never a good sight to look at, so in order for you to restore this if in any case that you ended up cutting your grass too short, you can always buy fertilizer with growth nutrients to help your grass grow into the sparse with ease. Water it frequently so that it gets moisture that will prevent it from looking damp and dry. Always make sure to cut effectively so that you do not have to face problems like this.
  • Sharpen your mower blade – no one wants a blade that is not sharp when mowing the lawn, always make sure to sharpen your mower blade to ensure even grass cutting. If your blade has uneven ridges, you can smoothen it out. Uneven grass will be open to weeds and will eventually kill the nutrients in your lawn. Always remember to sharpen frequently to ensure that you can cut the grass evenly.
  • Shady mowing – Grass that grow in shady areas, will most likely benefit from mowers with higher mowing height. The longer the blades the better the outcome of the grass.. mowers with longer blades promote photosynthesis, so if the grass is in a shady area, the grass will be of benefit because they get light from the blade. This will also be better for the plants, since too much sunlight will make them dry and out of color. They could die of dehydration if you forget to water them regularly. It is important that you keep grass and other plants in shady areas so that they are not too exposed to sunlight.
  • Mow the grass when it is dry –  it is more recommended that the grass be mowed when it is dry, because when it is wet from sprinklers or your water hose, it has the tendency to collect and turn into clumps of grass which is bad for your mower. It is better that you mow the lawn when it is dry so that you do not risk your mower from getting destroyed.