We have been providing weekly lawn mowing services for residential and commercial properties since 2002. These properties can be found around Stillwater, Lake Elmo, Lakeland, Grant and Bayport, in Minnesota.
Ring Lawn Care provides lawn mowing technique’s that leave a well manicured look. Understanding the importance of how to maintain a healthy lawn comes with time, but there are proper practices that will make your lawn look as beautiful as your neighbor “The Jones” down the street.
Many people do not know that cutting height is a key factor to a healthy lawn. The proper height setting will reflect that a mere quarter-inch of the grass-blade itself has been cut. Fertilization and lawn aeration are big contributors to a lawns over-all health and longevity.
Another key factor is the scheduling of the lawn mowing. Pick a day of the week when mowing will be performed, believe it or not your grass will feel neglected if a schedule is not set. Ring Lawn Care provides weekly lawn mowing which ensures your turf a proper mowing schedule.
There are many types of grass, determine your zone for which grasses you are cutting. All grasses are considered a plant and cutting any plant will put stress on it. The worst thing you can do to your lawn is simply neglect it.
If you have not cut the lawn for more than two weeks, when you do end up mowing, extra stress will occur and browning of the turf will be evident leaving a not so “Jones” look.
Ring Lawn Care considers this the most important part of a lawn mowing. The trimmer will do exactly as it suggests, trim. It will get all the areas the lawn mower could not, such as: around planters, along curb lines, landscape edging and trees.
Most people dislike this job, because the last thing you want to do is trim after mowing the grass. Once you have mastered the trimming, this will become second nature. When all finished it is time to clean up any grass clippings that are on hard surfaces, planting beds or landscaping.
Landscape companies will have sharp cutting blades during the growing season. We sharpen our cutting blades everyday with a blade grinder. Homeowners can get away with sharpening blades twice a season, depending on the size of your property. Make sure to wear gloves and eye wear when sharpening lawn mowing blades. Heat and metal do not mix well with eyes & skin.
Fertilization and sharp mowing blades will enhance your turfs overall curb appeal.
Ball Park Mowing Lines
Have you ever noticed the lawn mowing lines at Target Field? Well, this is the type of lawn mowing you can expect with Ring Lawn Care.
If you are mowing your own lawn, here are a couple of how-to tips when attempting ball park mowing lines.
1) The first thing you will want to do is make two passes around (clockwise) the outskirts of the turf. If you are not using a bagger, you will want to proceed in a clockwise manner. Making sure all clippings will be blown inward towards the uncut grass. This will prevent less clean up of walkways, driveways, rock and mulch beds.
2) After the two passes have been accomplished, it is time to start making your ball park mowing lines. If you noticed in the video there are white lines and there are dark lines. The white line is always the forward direction you mow.
3) When you come to the end of your pass to make your turnaround, line up the cutting deck with the uncut grass and the grass you just cut. The easiest way to attempt countering your mowing lines would be to line up your front wheel on this line until you have gained more experience.
Technique & Safety
Lawn Mowing Safety
Most of us love our fingers and toes, right? Never put yourself in a position when the mower blades are running that makes your heart beat rapidly!
Give that extra couple of seconds for the blade to shut off and turn the throttle down if you are going to be walking in front of the machine.
Protective hearing and glasses will save you in the long run, never under-estimate a gas powered machine when lawn mowing.