In this segment I’m going to be giving you
my best grass cutting tips. If I had to say one tip for cutting the grass
I would advise everyone to mow high. Most people like to mow low. They think it makes the lawn look nice, but
if you mow high, it will do a couple of different things. It will allow the grass blade to shade the
soil which will inhibit weed seeds from sprouting. It’s also going to keep the sun off the ground
so less moisture will evaporate and it leaves the grass blade longer so there are more cells
to photosynthesize and feed the plant. The other thing I would say is mow frequently. You don’t ever want to take off more than
a third of the blade of grass. If you do, you take off more than a third,
you are inhibiting the grass, setting it back a little bit, or causing it some damage that
it will take some time to overcome. The other thing you want to do is make sure
you have a sharp blade. Always keep your blade sharp, because if you
mow with a dull blade it tends to tear the grass blade instead of cut it which allows
disease and other pestilence to enter the grass plant. And, then lastly never mow when it’s wet. A lot of people are tempted after a rain to
go out there and mow their lawn, but its’ really bad for the grass. It causes the grass blade stems to tear and
it also allows diseases to move about the lawn and in fact other grass plants. And, lastly a lot of people like to use a
lawn mower bag to collect the clippings when they’re mowing. That’s really a terrible idea, because number
one, you have to put those grass clippings into the dump somewhere. But, number two, the grass clippings that
you cut off of your grass contain nitrogen and it’s actually fertilizer that will help
the lawn survive. So, my advice, above all, is when you’re cutting
your lawn use a mulching mower and bag the bag, don’t bag the clippings. So, those are my best grass cutting tips.