If you have never mowed a lawn and are unsure how to go about it, we are here to help you feel confident and equipped to tackle your first mowing session.
This beginner’s guide will provide essential tips and techniques to make you the mother-of-all-mowers, with a lawn that is the envy of your neighbours.
Regular mowing keeps your lawn neat, promotes healthy growth, and prevents weed infestations.
By following this beginner’s guide, you’ll soon be on your way to mastering the art of lawn mowing. So, let’s get started and transform your lawn into a beautiful oasis!
Use a lawn mower that is right for the size of your yard, type of terrain, and kind of grass you’re going to cut.
Mowers can be cylindrical, rotary or hover, and they can be powered by gas, electricity/batteries or manually (push start).
Do your research before buying a lawn mower so you know you have the perfect machine for your garden.
Here are some mower options to choose from.
Cylinder mowers have cylindrical blades that cut grass against a fixed blade. Choose this type if your yard is flat and even.
Source: Professional Lawnmower
Rotary mowers are usually petrol or electric powered. They have powerful spinning blades that cut grass. Use this type if you have a large yard.
Hover lawn mowers hover above the grass as you mow. This is great for small to midsize yards with uneven terrain.
Keeping your lawn mower in tip-top shape is one of the secrets of a great-looking yard.
Lawn mower maintenance should be done at least once a year, ideally at the end of mowing season.
Read your manual before doing any maintenance so you don’t accidentally damage the machine.
Remove dirt and debris that has accumulated on the underside of the mower. Change the oil (once for every 25 hours of use) and clean/replace the air filter. If the mower is going in storage for a long time, drain the petrol and remove the spark plug.
Haven’t used your lawn mower for a long time? Take it to a professional to be serviced or if you can’t get it to start. Lawn service pros can troubleshoot issues like dull blades, broken air filters, and battery problems.
Can’t mow the lawn because the mower won’t start? We’ve all been there. Besides checking the obvious (Are the batteries charged? Is the tank full?) here are other tips:
Pro tip: Still won’t start? Drain the old petrol and replace with fresh petrol. Also, check the carburetor. It may be flooded, dirty or in need of repair.
Pro tip: Before your mower goes into storage, remove the battery and keep it fully charged so it’s ready to power your machine come spring or your next mowing session.
Mowing your lawn is a straightforward activity, but it is more than just cutting grass. You need to consider a few things. Is your lawn mower ready for action? Is your yard a mess? How high should you trim the grass?
Your yard can be an award-winner with the proper mowing techniques.
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