Gardening is a passion and to cultivate it you need to know certain skills and, have some abilities to take care of your lawn. Mowing your grass is not only a hobby that you can practice in the weekends mornings but, a procedure that you need to follow carefully to keep your grass protected and, avoiding any damage on the lawn surface.
The seeding may take some time and patience is a must under these conditions as you need to wait for the proper time to mow your grass. Maturation is also a crucial step in the mowing process. Knowing the precise time when to cut your grass is a valuable detail. Usually grass seeds take a period of 30 up to 60 days to germinate.
Respecting this time is not only necessary to do a proper mowing but, increasingly important to keep the same growth of grass seedlings. You will need to follow the latter in a restricted order because you may kill parts of your lawn when mowing grass.
Also, the grass growth is another key element to keep in mind otherwise you may end up killing your new seedlings and destroy the preparations and work of long dedication and fatigue. Another important note on this process is the equipment that you will use to mow your new grass.
The sharpness of the blades, the cleaning method and, the movement you do when mowing your grass are all of massive significance to save your lawn and, keep a beautiful garden. Below you will find more detailed information on each step of the mowing process. As we mentioned in the beginning, gardening is a passion that needs love fuel and correct knowledge to do it properly.
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Finding the Best Time to Mow Your New Grass
After having planted the grass seed and watered it time to time you have to be very careful on when to mow your lawn. First of all, it is of high value to understand the time that grass seeds need to set roots in the soil. Besides, even after blooming the seeds require additional days to consolidate and create a compact structure with the surface.
Thus, you may need to be careful and show caution not to cut the grass too quick as this action can lead to damage or, killing the seeds completely. To find the best time when you can mow your grass depends on when you have set your seedlings in the soil. Thus you can start to make certain calculations and, count the days that need to pass so that the mowing can begin.
In the introduction we explained that for tat least 4 weeks it is important for plants to form a certain bond with the soil and strengthening their roots. So, you must at least wait 30 days, period that can rise up to two months, to begin the mowing process. If you do not wait for the minimum required time the cutting device that you will use will only tear down the grass, thus damaging it or, creating partial destroyed arias in your garden.
When the 30 days have passed and you are finally able to start mow your garden grass, we suggest the best time of the day to do it. There are two moments that are quite comfortable to start the mowing. Firstly use the timeline between 8 a.m. up to 10 a.m. During this time you will find many conveniences which will help or ease your work.
The dew of the morning has vanished and the warmth will take away any irrigation that grass might have. Also, from 4 p.m. to 6.p.m., is another suitable timeline to mow your new grass. The late afternoon time helps by limiting fungal diseases like the mildew and, provides a sense of comfort for anyone who loves gardening.
Measuring the Proper Growth
Mowing your lawn can be defined by the growth of the grass. Usually people tend to make mistakes as they cut almost all the grass seedlings. Thus, not only the job isn’t done accurately but, the damages can be big as the seeds might be ruined. We suggest that the perfect growth that your grass needs to have varies from 2½ up to three inches (6, 35 cm up to 7, 62 cm).
This is only a general data as grass is cut accordingly to the season and the growing ability that it has. The one thing that you should bear in mind is not to cut more than one-third of the grass leaf in any mowing process. There are many problems arising if you cut the grass too short. If you mow too close the weed invasion may occur which can lead to other problems such as the plant stress.
The latter is the state in which the grass does not have the proper growth structure which affects the root development. It is essential to be careful and cut the grass to the proper height which can depend on the speed the grass grows. Usually a growth of 2 inches (5. 08 cm) is preferable if the grass grows fast.
If you notice that the grass in your lawn does not grow fast enough than you should consider a higher structure of the grass in order to save damages happening in a near future. Also, keep in mind that the mowing varies from the season that you are cutting, whether you are in winter or spring and the grass does not grow with the same intensity.
Before starting mowing your new grass you should also consider that the grass must be kept for 2 days without irrigation. So avoid any watering as it would lead to bad conditions and would not allow a comfortable mow. Dry grass allows a better cut and, facilitates the equipment that you will use as the blades tend to move quicker and more effectively on withered plants.
The Mowing Process
First of all you should be careful as the soil can be wet from watering which might cause problems to the grass. Secondly, you have to make sure that the blades of the mower you are going to use are very sharp and, once you start the mowing process you need to do it delicately and softly.
The key element in mowing is to move your device vertically or horizontally but, not making big turns. The latter must be avoided because it can seriously harm the grass as you can cut it shorter than needed. When starting to mow the grass there might be occasions that parts of your lawn might have not blown up properly or, the growth of the grass is not the one that you would want.
Do not worry as it is completely normal. Grass may not germinate equally everywhere so all you have to do is isolate that part and trim it another time when the height is nearly 3 inches. Since you have planted new grass seeds you will have to show serious caution and not let yourself taken by the passion.
It is important to be delicate and most of all, do the turns of your mower device in the sidewalk or, just pull back the device and turn it 90 degrees to start the same process again. Finally remember that if the soil is moist is completely alright to mow as no problems will appear but, the grass blades need to be dry. This will lead to a more effective mow and will make sure that the grass matures faster and create a uniform structure.
If you want to keep your lawn green and healthy is to mow as high as you can. Many people want to mow low having the idea of a better look but, that will damage the turf and in the end you may have a thin brown turf. Another advice is to mow frequently as it will help grass mature and create the proper structure.
Importantly never take off more than one-third of the grass blades each time you mow. Another important rule that we mention above is to mow when you grass is dry because a wet lawn will be mowed badly and you will have damaged grass leaves. Also, it can lead to grass diseases and pestilence which can spread around to different grass plants.
Sharpen your devices blades as you will need a perfect job to have each grass leaf the same height. Last but not the least you should enjoy mowing your lawn. Cutting the grass or keeping a beautiful nice garden are not just duties that a house requires. Firstly they are passions that each man or woman should have when mowing their lawn.
As a conclusion when mowing your new grass from time to time keep in mind to practice two types of mowing. Once you can cut grass lengthwise, then the next time you can do it crosswise. When you have the idea that you are getting handy, you can mow in a diagonal pattern or the big square until you reach the center of your lawn. So enjoy it!