Hey there, my fellow lawn enthusiasts! It’s Jeremy from Jeremy’s Mowing, and today I’m here to talk about the most important part of lawn care – mowing.


Now, I know mowing can seem like a chore, but trust me when I say it’s worth it. A well-mowed lawn not only looks great but is also healthy and happy. So, let’s get into some best practices for mowing your lawn.


The Importance of a Good Mower

First things first, always make sure your mower is in good working condition. I’ve learned this the hard way – there’s nothing worse than getting all hyped up for a day of mowing, only to find out that your trusty old mower has given up the ghost. Check out: Different Types of Lawn Mowers.


The Perfect Height for Your Grass

Once you’ve got a good mower, it’s time to consider the height of your grass. Don’t let it get too long, or you’ll risk creating a habitat for all sorts of critters, including snakes. And no one wants a lawn that doubles as a reptile sanctuary. On the other hand, don’t scalp your lawn too short, or you’ll be creating a barren wasteland where nothing can grow.


So what’s the perfect length for your grass? It depends on the type of grass you have. Some grasses, like Bermuda and Zoysia, thrive when they’re cut short, while others, like fescue and bluegrass, prefer a longer cut. A good rule of thumb is to never cut more than a third of the blade at one time. See: “WHAT TYPE OF GRASS DO I HAVE?“.


How Often Should You Mow?

Now, let’s talk about how often you should be mowing. This can depend on your climate, but in general, you should aim to mow once a week. If you wait too long, your grass will grow too tall, making it more difficult to cut evenly. Plus, longer grass is harder on your mower, and you’ll end up having to replace the blades more frequently.


Mix it Up with Mowing Patterns

One thing to keep in mind when mowing is the direction you’re cutting in. It’s a good idea to change things up occasionally, so you’re not always mowing in the same pattern. This helps prevent the grass from leaning in one direction and encourages it to grow upright. Plus, it can be fun to get creative with your mowing patterns. Who says a lawn can’t double as a canvas for your artistic side?

Clean Up After Yourself

Finally, don’t forget to clean up after yourself. Rake up any clippings, and don’t leave grass all over the driveway and sidewalks. Not only is it unsightly, but it can also be a slipping hazard. Plus, if you’re anything like me, you’ll appreciate the satisfaction of a job well done.


7 Tips to Achieve a Healthy Lawn


Here are some additional tips to help you achieve a healthy and well-manicured lawn:


1. Keep your blades sharp:

Dull mower blades can damage your grass, leaving it vulnerable to disease and pests. So, make sure to sharpen your blades regularly or get them sharpened by a professional. If you notice any nicks or chips in the blade, it’s time to replace it. If you need help refer to this article: “How to Sharpen Lawn Mower Blades”

 2. Avoid mowing during the heat of the day:

Mowing during the hottest part of the day can cause stress to your grass, and it’s not much fun for you either. So, try to schedule your mowing sessions for early morning or late afternoon when the temperature is cooler.

 3. Adjust your mower height:

Different grass types have different ideal mowing heights. So, make sure you adjust your mower height accordingly. For example, Bermuda grass should be mowed to a height of 1 to 1.5 inches, while St. Augustine grass should be mowed to a height of 2.5 to 4 inches.

 4. Alternate your mowing patterns:

Mowing your lawn in the same direction every time can cause your grass to lean in one direction, giving your lawn a striped appearance. To avoid this, alternate your mowing pattern each time you mow. This will help your grass grow straight and upright.

 5. Don’t mow when the grass is wet:

Mowing wet grass can cause clumps to form, which can suffocate your lawn and lead to disease. It’s best to wait until your lawn is dry before mowing.

 6. Clean up after mowing:

After you finish mowing, make sure to clean up any grass clippings and debris left behind. This will help prevent thatch buildup and keep your lawn looking neat and tidy.

 7. Use the right equipment:

Using the right equipment for your lawn is crucial to achieving a healthy and well-manicured lawn. Make sure you use a mower that’s appropriate for the size and type of grass you have. For example, if you have a large lawn, a riding mower might be a better option than a push mower.


Remember, a healthy lawn doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time, patience, and consistent effort to achieve a lawn you can be proud of. By following these lawn mowing best practices, you’ll be well on your way to a beautiful and healthy lawn.


And if you don’t have the time or desire to maintain your lawn yourself, don’t worry! Our team at Jeremy’s Mowing is here to help. We offer a variety of lawn care services, including mowing, leaf removal, aeration, and overseeding. So, why not request a quote today or give us a call at (816) 600-0753? Let us take care of your lawn so you can spend more time enjoying it!




What is the correct way to mow a lawn?

The correct way to mow a lawn is to first make sure that your lawn mower blades are sharp and that your lawn is dry. Set your mower to the appropriate height for your grass type, and mow in a different direction each time you mow. This will help prevent ruts and ensure an even cut.


What is the best pattern to mow in?

The best pattern to mow in is up and down or side to side. However, if you want to get creative, you can try mowing diagonally, in circles, or even in a checkerboard pattern. Just be sure to avoid mowing in the same pattern every time, as this can lead to uneven wear and tear on your lawn.


What not to do when mowing the lawn?

When mowing the lawn, there are a few things you should avoid doing. First, never mow when the grass is wet or damp, as this can clog your mower and create clumps of grass on your lawn. Additionally, avoid mowing too short, as this can damage your grass and make it more susceptible to disease and pests.


How do I cut my lawn like a professional?

To cut your lawn like a professional, start by sharpening your mower blades and setting your mower to the appropriate height for your grass type. Then, mow in a different direction each time you mow, and be sure to overlap your passes slightly to ensure an even cut. Finally, take the time to trim around the edges of your lawn and remove any stray blades of grass for a clean, professional look.