Bethesda Lawn Mowing & Maintenance
Our crew will mow your grass as requested, whether on a weekly schedule or one time only. But rest assured we will mow according to the climate and type of grass. We will also string trim and edge along walkways and flowerbeds, clean up hard surfaces, and clear any debris in your yard. We’ll make sure we’re cutting your grass to the right height for maximum greenness and health, and to minimize weed growth. In addition to the grass’ health, it’s our goal to make your lawn look great, so we alternate mowing directions to end up with the best visual result. Weather permitting, we will show up promptly at the scheduled time.
Did you know that mowing your grass too closely can cause it to turn brown? Not only does it harm your lawn's color, but it also can increase the risk of weeds, pest infestation and disease in your grass. Cutting the blades too short also reduces the grass's chance for photosynthesis, since the blades feed through their contact to sunlight. It's best to be careful with who you let touch your grass. Our experts are well-versed in preserving healthy grass from years of experience.
These are just a few things we recommend to keep in mind when deciding how to handle cutting your grass, especially if you plan to hire someone to take care of it. If you want to take care of it yourself, we also understand that desire, because we know how satisfying it can be to shape your lawn into a work of art. So if you want to mow your own grass, here's a few things we recommend to keep in mind:
Aim to cut your grass no more than one third of the length of the blades - this will protect you from trimming too closely. Also, avoid mowing when the grass is wet. That can cause the blades to clump together when you're cutting, which can cause an uneven finish, or even worse, cut the grass too closely.
Each time you cut, change the mowing pattern, because if you don't, the grass will start to grown in the direction you mow. Alternating keeps it growing upright. Also make sure you keep track of which grass is underneath trees and shade. These blades have less sunlight, so leaving them longer will make it easier to get enough sunlight.
Make sure you know how your mower operates before you start mowing. Then, it also helps to figure out what kind of grass you have, because different types of grass do better at different lengths.
Some of the most common types of grass we see around Bethesda are Fescue, which works well at 2-3 inches, Perennial Ryegrass, which also likes 2-3 inches, and Kentucky Bluegrass, which does best at 2 to 2.5 inches.
These are just a few of our favorite mowing tips to get you started. However, we'd be happy to take care of it if any of it seems too complicated or if you simply just don't have the time. If that's the case, call now for a free quote, and we can figure out what works best for you.
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