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Lawn Mowing
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By: Joanna Harris Email Article
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Mowing the lawn is an essential practice to keep the grass healthy, bright and happy! Like all other plants and trees, the grass also requires regular clipping so as to avoid the formation of tightly woven grass plants that give the lawn unpleasant look. The lawn that is never being mowed looks more like prairie and it doesn’t look good. Especially when you have a garden of your own where you spend some time, invite friends or neighbours, a well maintained lawn may be a real jewel – eye catching space that makes you feel calm and relaxed.

Lawn mowing is an easy task that requires less strength and skill. You can easily learn the simple process of lawn mowing and can perk up your lawn whenever you want! All you need is a good functional lawn mower, little bit of patience and the basic tips about lawn mowing.

To get started, buy or borrow a good lawn mower. The newly purchased lawn mower may not require too much of oiling. However, if you are borrowing the same, do check the blades of the mower. The mower blade requires to be sharpened after one year of purchase.

If you have a small lawn, reel lawn mower is more appropriate for you. The machine is simple to use and makes less noise. But if you have a big lawn to take care of, go for powered lawn mowers. They are quite noisy, but can complete the task in less time. Do not forget to attach the grass catcher along with the mower so as to save the cleaning time. Now that you are well equipped for the task, you need to make some prior provisions before beginning the errand. Firstly, adjust the wheel height depending upon the length of the mowed grass you require. If you are living in a warm climate, then ½ inch to 1 inch grass height is ideal. In case the climate is cold, you can leave the grass up to 3 inches in height. Once the height of the wheels is adjusted, plan the mowing path and remove all the objects and obstacles coming in between. Small toys, dog bones, loose stones, branches, are though the part and parcel of every lawn but should be removed at the time of lawn mowing as they can jam the mower blades if got stuck. Try to follow a pattern while mowing your lawn. It makes the task more easy and time saving. Now, the most important part of mowing, do not throw away the mowed grass. This grass has large quantity of valuable organic matter and nutrients. In many countries throwing off the grass clippings is illegal!

It is not too difficult to mow the lawn. But if you have no experience or you are afraid of dealing with equipment as a lawn mower (well, you always need to be careful when dealing with sharp blades and electricity), you can always hire a professional to help you with this task.

And it is always good to take care of your surroundings properly – they will pay you back in near future – letting you enjoy their beauty and calm.

Joanna is a well renowned Polish Journalist specialising in Polish, Russian and English translation services. She has been residing in UK for 3 years where she has made her home among the Polish community in Tooting, South West London.

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