What's the most efficient way of mowing lawns?

Jaques

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I have a 2009 little lawnmower I store in the garden shed and am curious as to the best way of cutting crops, shortening grass, and trimming the lawn in general.
All tips are welcome especially in these tough times.


-best regards, Jaques
 

mower king

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I have a 2009 little lawnmower I store in the garden shed and am curious as to the best way of cutting crops, shortening grass, and trimming the lawn in general.
All tips are welcome especially in these tough times.


-best regards, Jaques
Start it up....and go for it!
 

1 Lucky Texan

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try not to walk around on the area you plan to mow immediately beforehand. Helps avoid too many 'stragglers'/'flags' standing up afterwards.

Sharpen and balance the mower's blade.

perhaps depending on your type of grass, location, and desires for your lawn, the advice above about cutting 'tall' is good. Helps assure blades are not having more than 1/3 their length removed, the grass shades its own roots, and weed seeds have more difficulty reaching the soil to germinate. Tall is probably over 3" for most types of grass. Probably the highest or next-to-highest setting for many mowers.
 

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I'm not sure I understand the question or what a "little lawnmower" is, but here goes. I always cut in around the edges first in a clockwise direction, discharging inwards. If they're nearby I'll also cut in around obstacles. I usually do 2 laps. This keeps from throwing clippings in border beds, onto the sidewalk and into the driveway and road etc. If I have a property with a wooded edge and there are leaves on the lawn I may do the second lap going counter-clockwise to throw the leaves into the woods. Then I pick a direction of cut and line up with a feature and head straight at it. Then I go back and forth and do my turns in the border that I cut. For trimming I start go around any buildings first, going counterclockwise (I use straight shaft trimmers - reverse for bend shaft trimmers).
 

Richie F

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Or my signature. :)
If the area is square cut from corner to corner.
Remember this formula ?
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