Making a Perfect Lawn

You can tell its summer when you wake up to the sound of lawn mowers and the smell of fresh cut grass. My neighbors are always eying up each other’s lawns to see who is a better green thumb. It seems that 1 out of 10 lawns are amazing and the 9 that aren’t, are really disappointing. I see a lot of people struggling with making and keeping a beautiful lawn. For a lot of people, artificial grass or paving over it would seem like the best option.

You may be sold on a fact that says the perfect lawn needs expensive fertilizers, top notch equipment, and magic solutions. But in fact, a great lawn involves a lot of elbow grease.

You may be inclined to hire a professional lawn service and they may in fact help you get a better looking lawn. However, there are some small tips aside from the hard work that will enable you to battle for the perfect lawn.

First, the type of grass and its care will depend on your location and climate. In the southern regions of North America they prefer to use the centipede grass. In places with a colder climate, like in Canada, they prefer to mix the different types of grass. This helps produce that thick carpet of beautiful grass. The best place to determine the type of grass you should use would be at a plant nursery. Or you could politely as someone the type of grass they use on their lawn.

When mowing your grass it is important not to cut it as short as possible and should cut it in the evening. These two things combined will help keep your grass from burning under the hot summer sun. It is also a good idea to remove grass cuttings and rake the lawn when finished. This helps remove the grass clippings that would otherwise rot and decompose on top. It is similar to washing your hair to remove the dirt, flakes, and oils that build up. It can also give grass pests the opportunity to make a new home on your lawn.

If you notice the grass at golf courses, one of the things they do to keep it ripe is aerate the soil. Aeration really promotes the roots of grass to grow and helps get nutrients directly to them as well.

Did you know that over watering and watering too little can harm your grass? Grass is pretty tough but you must make sure that you don’t drench it every single day. A couple of times per week should be more than enough water and if it is a rainy season then even less is required. As long as the roots of the grass are getting wet, that should be sufficient.

And finally, fertilizing and weeding your lawn is another important aspect. Again, depending on your location and grass type, different fertilizers will be required. Some are designed to kill weeds but make sure you follow the directions to a tea. Most require to be sprayed when the temperature is warm enough and some others only need to be done once a month.

Many people try to hide weeds by mowing or using a weed eater. However, this doesn’t remove the problem. Weeds will have to be completely removed and disposed of in the trash or composting area. After spending some serious attention to your lawn, you will see great benefits and be at the top of your neighborhood.

Picking a Low-Maintenance Lawn Mower

The weight of the mower, its maneuverability, especially while mowing around trees, ease of use with relation to raising or lowering the cutting height, ease of starting the motor, and the need for a blade shut-off switch are some additional factors that will help decide the kind of mower you need. This is apart, of course, from your lawn size and type, your budget, and the other features you are looking for.

Do you want the engine in the front or the back? If you want better front visibility, opt for a mower with a rear engine. More powerful mowers usually have front engines.

What type of mowing will you do? Will you mulch or bag or prefer to throw the clippings outside of your mower? Is it complicated to switch from one mode to the other in the mower you are thinking of getting? Will you need additional accessories to do it?

Husqvarna mowers have earned a great reputation by virtue of their design features and engineering; this also gives them ease of operation. The manufacturer offers a wide variety of walk-behind, self-propelled and ride on mowers. Overall, these mowers deliver good power at a reasonable price. They also come with a wide choice of accessories. These include baggers, mulching kits and carts, among others.

A 54 inch cutting deck is part of the standard specifications of ride on Husqvarna Lawn Mowers. This is apart from 23 inch tires, a cast iron front axle, a hydrostatic lever-operated transmission, an electric clutch blade engagement, lever drive control, and a 4-gallon fuel tank.

If you want to cut around trees or have obstacles like a bush, on your lawn, take a look at Husqarna zero turn mowers. These are stick-controlled mowers for heavy duty use, both professional and semi-professional.

The features of these mowers include labor-saving features that both professional and residential user will come to cherish. Apart from powerful engines, they boast compact design, and reliable functions. Husqvarna mowers come with a 24-month warranty covering parts and labor.

A riding lawn mower calls for regular maintenance. This will insure the life of the mower. Keep a checklist that includes maintaining tire pressure, checking the fluids, and keeping blades sharp. All these are critical to keeping your mower in great condition.

I recommend the following measures to keep your mower in good health:

Regularly check to insure that there’s adequate tension and torque on all the belts and pulleys. Riding mowers depends on belts to make all its moving parts function efficiently. Check if any belt is damaged, and if you find any that are cut, frayed or nicked, replace them, immediately.

Mulching and self-propelled mowers are becoming increasingly popular among prospective lawn mower buyers. Check to see if the mower has sufficient horsepower to be able to mow your lawn during the peak growing season.

If you are looking at hand and self-propelled mowers, don’t go for anything less than 5-6 horsepower. You’ll find the horsepower listed on the engine of most mowers. But, feel free to ask for assistance, if you’re not sure.