How to Cut Grass Like a Pro

  • A lawn mower on beautiful green grass.
A healthy green lawn is a sign that you’ve made it.

You’re a competent adult, with a house, a yard, and maybe even a kid or two—and the ability to take good care of it all.

Here’s how to make sure the grass always looks greener on your side of the fence.

How to Cut Grass—the Basics

It sure can be tempting to cut your grass really short so that you have to cut it less often, but if a good-looking lawn is your goal, that simply won’t work.

Experts recommend setting your mower at the highest preferred setting for your grass type. That’s because cutting grass too aggressively forces your grass to divert energy toward growing blades, not deepening roots. Taller grass also helps keep weeds at bay.

Another mistake people make is cutting their grass when wet. Cutting a damp or wet lawn can result in an uneven trim—and is also bad for your mower.

The best time to mow? Early evening. This will ensure that your lawn is dry and is also less stressful to your lawn—and your mower—than cutting at the hottest time of the day.

It’s also a good idea when mowing to leave clippings on your lawn, which returns beneficial nutrients to your soil.

Lastly, get your lawnmower serviced once a year, which includes having your blades sharpened. Wash your mower after every use to prevent anything from getting blocked by clippings.

How to Cut Grass—Getting Fancy

Want to make your lawn look like a big-league field? That’s called lawn striping—and it’s easier than it may look.

What looks like stripes is actually light reflecting off of bent grass blades. To get grass to bend, you’ll need a striping kit.

Once you have that, you can create stripes, a checkerboard pattern, or even diamonds.

How to Cut Grass Properly and StorageMart

A lawnmower, wheelbarrow, weed trimmer, shovels, snow blower, rakes, tree trimmer, ladder, and hose. It’s a wonder that you have any space left to put your car in your garage.

If you find that you actually don’t, it might be time to consider self storage. At StorageMart, we offer self storage units that can be rented on a month-by-month basis. Check out our storage unit guide to find the ideal place for your lawn and gardening equipment.

It’s fast and easy to rent a unit—and a lot more affordable than buying a new home with more garage space. Contact us to rent a unit online today or for more information.

About Sarah Little

Sarah Little, Marketing Director at StorageMart, holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. She serves as Vice President on the Board of Directors for the Central Missouri Foster Care & Adoption Association, a non-profit group dedicated to improving the lives of children.

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