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How To Mow Like A Pro: Effective Mowing 

If you prefer to handle your own lawn care, it’s helpful to learn some of the basics first. It might seem simple on the surface, but there are a few key factors to keep in mind for effective mowing. If you’re looking for tips, you’ve come to the right place. Farm Equipment Sales, Inc. has assembled this guide to help you mow your lawn like a pro. If you’re still searching for the perfect machine, stop by and see us in Farmington, MO near Fredericktown. We also serve Desoto, Festus, Potosi, Poplar Bluff, and Perryville.


Time

As you might already know, time plays a critical role in mowing. A couple of different factors will determine when you should mow the lawn, like how often you fertilize it, what time of year it is, and how often you water it. Get in the habit of mowing once the grass is around a third higher than the recommended mowing height. For instance, if you normally cut your grass at three inches high, then you should mow once it's about four inches high.

Quantity

Another important factor is figuring out just how much you should cut. Many people think it’s best to cut extremely short to avoid more frequent mowing. Unfortunately, this isn’t the wisest idea. Shorter grass means less shade to protect the roots, which results in the sun scorching it yellow. In order to keep your lawn looking healthy and lush, you should refrain from cutting it below three inches.

Safety

Remember that safety should always be a top priority when using your lawn mower, so refer to your owner’s manual for information. Be sure to check your lawn for any rocks or debris before you begin. Children and pets should be somewhere safe and out of the way. Stop your machine and allow the engine to cool off prior to fueling. You should never leave a running lawn mower unattended and be extra careful when mowing on slopes so you don’t lose control.

Visit Farm Equipment Sales, Inc. to learn more about effective mowing. We’ve also got an impressive selection of lawn mowers for sale. We’re located in Farmington, MO near Fredericktown, Park Hills, Bonne Terre, and Ste. Genevieve.