Maintaining a healthy lawn takes a lot of work. Fortunately, if you know what you are doing and maintain your equipment properly, you can make it a bit easier. Here is what you need to know to make your lawn look better than ever this year!
Really it depends on the size of the lawn. For starters, a lawn of ¼ acre or less can be maintained by a reel mower, but once you get above that you will want a push mower either gas or electric. For anything over half an acre, a riding mower will work best.
Each spring you will want to inspect the tires and spark plugs, tighten all the nuts and bolts, check the belts, air, and oil filters, and replace them if necessary. Additionally, you want to be sure that your mower blades are sharp. After each cutting of the lawn, you want to be sure to clean the clippings off the top of the deck and wash the underside of your mower deck.
The 3 main factors to cutting your grass properly is to only cut the top 1/3rd, switch up your route each time and leave the clippings in the lawn.
For one, you will want to mow regularly and pull weeds as they arise. You will also want to fertilize your lawn as needed, for the best results you want to be sure to test the soil so you know exactly what type of nutrients you need.
At the end of the day, you can maintain a healthy lawn by maintaining your lawn mower, watering, and cutting the lawn regularly, and maintaining your mower. This infographic comes from John Deere, be sure to check them out for more great lawn care tips. And in the meantime be sure to share this infographic with your friends and family so they can have better lawns too!
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