The Importance of Regular Lawn Mowing

Written by TaskEasy
on May 01, 2015

Having a great looking lawn is something that most homeowners aspire to. Being the envy of the block thanks to your perfectly groomed turf is reason to be proud in itself, but did you know that there are actually several reasons why it’s important to get your lawn mowed on a regular basis? We’re here to tell you all about why it’s so important to keep your lawn mowed and not let it get to wild jungle status. The benefits you’ll see go far beyond just the cosmetic perks

Stronger Grass

You don’t want a yard full of weaklings do you? We didn’t think so. To get the strongest lawn possible, get it mowed as often as needed to keep it at around 3 inches in height. When your grass is cut, the healthiest grass shoots will flourish while the weak shoots are left behind. The more you get your lawn cut, the more healthy grass shoots you will have which results in a more lush and healthy lawn over time.

Even Growth

We’ve all seen yards that are patchy and uneven and I think we can all agree that they can be somewhat of an eyesore. Uneven growth is what causes this common lawn problem, but fortunately you can avoid this with regular mowing. When you slice the growth of your grass down to a short, uniform level on a regular basis, you are actually improving overall growth because there will be an even distribution and absorption of resources that come from the sun and water. Consistency in growth is crucial in maintaining a beautiful yard.

Mulching

Mulching is a vital part of a healthy lawn because it returns much needed nutrients to your lawn after mowing. When mowing is done consistently, mulching can be done with shorter blades of grass. Returning shorter blades of grass to your lawn is much healthier than waiting until the grass is longer because the longer blades are weaker and less nutrient-rich. Most lawn mowers have a basic mulching feature and your lawn can be mulched with every mowing, provided that the grass isn’t overgrown.

Fast Recovery

Lawns face nuisances such as inclement weather, pests, and disease all the time. The key to overcoming these inevitable annoyances is to  have a lawn that is well-maintained in the first place. A lawn that receives regular mowing and overall maintenance will recover much more quickly than an unhealthy one. The longer your lawn goes without love and care, the harder it is for your lawn to bounce back to  tip-top shape.


As you can see, it’s extremely important to keep up with regular mowing if you want not only an attractive lawn, but a healthy one as well. One thing to keep in mind - never have more than ⅓ of the height of your grass cut at a time as this can damage the roots. TaskEasy has a large network of trusted contractors that can take care of your lawn on a regular basis with our convenient weekly and bi-weekly lawn mowing plans. We’ll even help you out if your lawn has gotten out of control and needs a little extra love.

 

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