Overgrown Lawn? Here’s Everything You Need to Know Before You Start Cutting

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As the weather starts to warm up, more and more homeowners are beginning to think about cutting their lawns. However, if your lawn is overgrown, you may not know where to start. 

In this post, we’ll discuss everything you need to know before you start cutting your lawn. We’ll cover everything from mowing height to mowing frequency to watering your lawn. 

No matter whether you’re a first-time homeowner or a longtime mowing pro, read on to learn more.

Use a weed trimmer

If your lawn has gotten out of control and the grass is getting close to knee-high, it's time to get out the weed trimmer. This tool is designed for cutting high grass and will make the job much easier than trying to use a lawn mower. 

Start by only taking off 1/2 of the height of the grass. Then allow your lawn to rest for a few days before taking off more. Trim your grass down to about 6 or 8 inches before breaking out the lawn mower.

Trim around the edges of the lawn, then work your way towards the center. Be sure to move slowly and evenly to avoid missing any spots. 

Sharpen your lawn mower blades

Now that your grass is cut down to a manageable height, it's time to break out the lawn mower. 

But first, make sure to start with sharp blades. It may be tempting to hop on your mower and get the job done, but this could leave you with a very uneven-cut lawn. You've put in a lot of work already — don't jeopardize everything in the end by skimping on this step. 

Starting with sharp blades will ensure a clean, even cut that will have your lawn looking its best. So take the extra time to sharpen your blades, and enjoy the fruits of your labor.

Start mowing with a plan

Another important thing to remember when mowing an overgrown lawn is your mowing technique. It’s best to make overlapping passes with your mower for the most even cut. 

Set your mower on its highest setting to avoid scalping the grass and also remember to clean up after each mowing session by removing any clippings from the lawn. You can achieve the perfect lawn with a bit of time and effort.

Water right away

It's important to take care of your lawn as soon as you get it mowed for the first time. Watering it right away helps because the lawn has just been put under a lot of stress.

Then, it would help if you aimed to mow your lawn every three to five days. This ensures that the grass stays at a good height and doesn't become too overwhelmed until you can get back on a regular schedule.

Even if you don’t have a lot of time to devote to lawn care, there’s plenty you can do to keep your grass looking neat and tidy. If the overgrowth is really bad, however, it might be best to call in a professional.

 At Prime Cut, we offer free quotes for our lawn care maintenance services, so feel free to give us a call today. We would be happy to help get your yard back into shape!
For help in the greater Buxton, Maine area with your lawn care needs, contact us at Prime Cut Landscaping & Lawn Care today!

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