If you’ve been sniffing around lawn mower reviews trying to find a mower that will make your yard work easier, then don’t worry because you aren’t alone. All of us are looking for that one machine that will do everything but cut the grass by itself. Let’s face facts. No one like mowing their lawn and that isn’t going to change anytime soon.
However, whether you find that perfect machine that will enable you to spend more time away from your yard work doesn’t really matter. That’s because there are some thing you can do right now to ensure that your mowing goes a lot quicker and is a lot easier to do. Here are some tips I use to get my yard work done in half the time. With or without a brand new mower.
Overlap Your Lines
The first thing you can do is to slightly overlap your lines as you mow. Place a mark on the side of your mower and use that as your “overlap position marker.” This will allow you to do it quickly and easily.
Don’t Cut Too Much
Another thing you can do to cut your mower time is to raise the height on your mower so that you are never cutting more than a third of the height of your grass. This is not only better for your grass, but it will also make it easier. Sure, you might cut more frequently but your mowing sessions will be a lot shorter, so you’ll actually save time in the long run.
Make Easy “Stripes”
Do you want your lawn to have that striped look but the edges of your lawn doesn’t have a straight edge? Well, all you have to do is cut straight down the middle of the grass and then cut lines on either side of it. Problem solved.
Don’t Get Caught Up On The Edges
It might be your first instinct to spend a lot of time cleaning up the edges of your lawn as you go. Well, that can be time consuming so you should really stop doing that. Instead, you should cut your grass as usual and then cut around the perimeter of the lawn when you are finished. This is not only quicker but will result in a more professional looking cut.
Cutting Damp Grass
You really shouldn’t cut damp grass, but sometimes there is no alternative. So if you have to do it, then make sure that you slow down. This will result in less clogging of the blades and will result in a faster mow.
Turn Up Your Height On Shady Areas
If there are some areas of your lawn that get less sun – and therefore don’t grow as fast – then raise the height of your mower one setting before you mow them. This is not only faster but will result in a more even looking lawn.
This concludes the first part of my article on the Best Lawn Mower Tips And Tricks For A Quicker Mowing Session. If you find these tips and tricks helpful, then tune into part two of this article for even more time-saving tips and tricks.