How Bad Is It?...........Lawn Mowing

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How Bad Is It?..........Lawn Mowing

 
     
          
 

How bad is it to always mow your lawn in the same direction?

Done Mowing the Lawn

 

 

For the lushest-looking turf, you have to mix up your mowing routine.  Grass tends to grow in the direction that it is cut, so continually trimming it the same way will prevent the blades from standing up straight, producing a flat, almost slanted look. 

Instead, alternate among three patterns.  That way, you will encourage your grass to grow in all different directions, making for a thick, envy-inducing lawn.

 

BOTTOM LINE:  Pretty Bad!

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Charles Buell
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Kristin, surely this must be wishful thinking on your part this time of year :)

Jan 26, 2014 03:02 AM #3
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You are most welcome John!

Will, I do my own lawn too :-)  but, I must admit I do  not vary the patterns....oops!

 

Charles, YES!!!

Jan 26, 2014 03:44 AM #4
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Toni Weidman
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My brother-in-law (now ex) always cut his in a cross cross pattern. He had a great lawn. 

Jan 26, 2014 04:14 AM #5
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My  neighbor does that too, and his lawn looks so much nicer than mine Toni.  Although he used fertilizer and I don't do anything unnatural to mine :-)

Jan 26, 2014 04:20 AM #6
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Are you sure you live in Wisconsin or is it wishful thinking? I must admit I haven't mowed any of our lawns for many years, but if it gets warm enough to mow lawns of the next week, I'll go back to doing it.

Jan 26, 2014 07:32 AM #7
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I did not know this so are you being serious?  Hubby does the mowing so I guess I always mow in the same direction....having him do it.

Jan 26, 2014 08:32 AM #8
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Sharon & Bruce Walter
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Kristin, it looks great if you mow it on the diagonal and then go the opposite way on the diagonal for your next cutting as it forms an "X"!

Jan 26, 2014 09:26 PM #9
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Sharon Tara
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I can't even see my lawn....LOL!  My husband fully understands this and takes great pride in our lawn.  

Jan 26, 2014 10:04 PM #10
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First thing we did when we moved to Vegas is upgrade to desert landscaping so no mowing.  I don't think my husband misses this chore :)

Jan 26, 2014 11:05 PM #11
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Joe, yes very wishful thinking!  Tons of snow outside!

Good for you Judi!

You are fancy pants Bruce!

Either can I Sharon :-)

That is great Renee!

Jan 26, 2014 11:58 PM #12
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Debbie Walsh
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Wow I did not know that.  Well when the lawn comes back in the spring I will remember to do that!

Jan 27, 2014 02:19 AM #13
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I am sure you will Debra :-0

Jan 27, 2014 04:53 AM #14
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Good afternoon, Kristin. You are right on that. I typically mow in 4 directions alternating every week.

Jan 27, 2014 05:19 AM #15
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You are too good Michael!

Jan 27, 2014 05:21 AM #16
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Interesting tip Kristin, now do you have one to make if stop growing and still look ok?

Jan 27, 2014 06:31 AM #17
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Sorry no Bob LOL

Jan 27, 2014 07:00 AM #18
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Kristin

That's a great way to think about cutting the lawn.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jan 27, 2014 08:25 AM #19
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Rick Frissell
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Another tip I picked up recently ... the roots grow to the depth of the blades.  Cutting too short risks multiple problems.  Longer blade grass now yields me a nicer looking yard.

Jan 27, 2014 09:07 AM #20
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Kristin, Thank you for the information.

Jan 27, 2014 09:02 PM #21
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
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Thanks Lou!

Rick, interesting information too!

Gita, you bet!

Jan 27, 2014 11:04 PM #22
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