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Grass Mowing Tips for a Healthy Lawn

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A green healthy lawn starts with proper mowing techniques. Here are some tips on how to mow your lawn:

  • Adjust Blade Height: Cutting your lawn too short can inhibit root development and make grass weak and thin. For proper mowing, adjust the height of the blade on your lawn mower so it cuts only one third of the grass blade each time.
  • Sharpen Blade: It’s important to sharpen your lawn mower blade regularly. A sharp blade cuts grass cleanly. A dull blade leaves grass frayed and ragged, which can result in disease and insect infestation.

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If you’re interested in making your lawn thick, green, and healthy; start by changing your mowing habits. Mowing too short restricts leaf development making lawns weak and thin. You should only remove one third of the grass blade height per mowing, so that the plants focus on root development, not re-growing leaves.

Finally, be sure that your mower blade is sharp, so it cuts the grass cleanly, instead of tearing it, since ragged leaves are more susceptible to disease and insect damage.

This tip brought to you by John Deere, Nothing Runs like a Deere.



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  • Rosie Gaudet Says:
    October 10th, 2016 at 10:24 am

    How often should I sharpen the mower blades? I would like to make sure I do it often enough so the mower stays working effectively. Then I won’t have to worry about the blades not trimming the lawn how they should. Plus, I don’t want my lawn becoming diseased or infected either!



  • Kendall Ryder Says:
    September 9th, 2016 at 11:20 am

    I didn’t know that cutting the grass too short was bad for it. That is good to know since I usually cut the grass too short. I would hate to ruin my lawn because of that! That would just cause problems that I don’t want to deal with.



  • John Charles Says:
    June 1st, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    Love your show, I watch every week,even the repeats.


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