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7 Ways on How to Mow Less

Having a beautiful lawn is what everyone enjoys, but we may not like to mow it. To have a healthy lawn, you need to trim, which encourages grass to grow and creates a compound's bright scene. Cutting grass is a process and needs a lot of time.

 

One aspect you need to consider is how fast your grass grows and how often people step on it. Most homeowners do not mow enough or mow too much, and all this is fixable. To save on your yard expenses, you need to mow your lawn less often. Here are some tips to help you mow less.

 

1. Service Your Mower Regularly

 

When your mower works perfectly, you get a clean, quality cut. Blunt blades bruise the grass, and this can cause the buildup of clippings. Moreover, serviced machines reduce the time spent mowing. They also save on cost. A clean cut encourages grass to grow uniformly. It also lets you maintain mowing frequencies.

 

2. Plant Slow-Growing Grass

 

You can choose to sow plants that grow slowly during the planting season and that require mowing only four to five times annually. When you need to transition to this type of plant, we recommend that you first get rid of the old plants. You can do this by scalping or using herbicides.

 

3. Skip Mowing During a Drought

 

During summertime, grass does grow slowly, and you won't need to mow regularly. Instead, observe the weather patterns for cues and do not do more if unnecessary. You can schedule mowing time for the spring.

 

4. Reduce Mowing Frequency

 

During active growth, you might need to mow your lawn weekly. As the weather warms, however, you can increase the frequency to two weeks as you lengthen the curve.

 

5. Control Weeds as Needed

 

Having weeds can be a nuisance, but if you alter your mowing rate, fewer weeds will grow. Remember, you can control weeds. Weeds can establish themselves as the primary plants in your lawn if you're not careful, and you will need to make an effort to get rid of them. You can do this by not only mowing them but by using herbicides, too. As you get rid of weeds, you can reduce the frequency of your mowing.

 

6. Install Low-Maintenance Landscaping Beds

 

Landscaping beds reduce the time you have to spend during mowing. It reduces the size of your lawn where you need to plant grass. Some low-maintenance landscaping ideas include rocks and succulent beds.

 

7. Introduce Wild Plants

 

Introducing a wildflower garden can significantly improve the look of your lawn. The plants will keep your compound beautiful and reduce the space where grass grows. Wildflowers do not need mowing or watering, except during a drought period.

 

Conclusion

 

Maintaining your lawn can be a challenge. Mowing can also be expensive if you're hiring someone to do it. In addition, if you work a lot, you may not have the time to mow your lawn. To avoid all this, you need to consider the above tips to reduce your mowing rate.

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Understanding the American Obsession With Lawns

Americans are obsessed with lawns. In fact, the lawn is the most grown crop in the United States. This is ironic since people cannot eat grass. Nothing is manufactured from grass. However, Americans spend billions of dollars and countless hours on their lawns each year.

 

Lawns are the one crop grown in the United States that the sole purpose is to make people look good in front of their neighbors and feel good about themselves. It is not enough to have healthy grass. All it needs to be similar in type. There should be no weeds.

 

The ideal grass length is 1 1/2 inches tall. Grass should be neatly edged. All of this means that people must dedicate time and energy to care for it. Unfathomable amounts of freshwater are used every year to water grass. Having a nice lawn is the hallmark of American homeownership.

 

Why Do Americans Put So Much Importance on Lawn Maintenance?

 

The condition of a homeowner's lawn plays a role in their status within their immediate neighborhood and their community.

 

Lawns link neighbors together and form neighborhoods. They are an indicator of social and economic character. This becomes an indicator of property value and potential resale value.

 

In America, lawns show success. They are the physical embodiment of the idea of the American dream. If you have a well-manicured lawn, you are telling the world that you have the leisure time and the financial resources to not only own your home but also keep the grass looking nice.

 

There is a uniformity to a well-maintained lawn that signifies a desire to belong to the whole. Inasmuch as Americans have a reputation for a maverick-like behavior and a strong sense of individuality, they value belonging to and feeling part of something bigger.

 

There is a connection between a properly maintained lawn and showing that one is a good neighbor. If you keep your lawn nice, your neighbor keeps their lawns nice. The entire neighborhood will look and feel nice, so home values rise.

 

In many communities, homeowner associations affect how lawns should be maintained. Their job is to guarantee that the physical representation of a successful status is maintained. If a homeowner's lawn does not meet the standards, serious fines can be levied. Sometimes, ownership of their property could be in jeopardy.

 

Lawns Are a Relatively Modern Invention

 

Prior to the Civil War, front lawns were uncommon. If they existed, they were more or less an experiment by the wealthy in revolutionizing their landscape.

 

Lawns in the United States eventually started to reflect what was seen in Europe as a sign of what success meant. They copied the aesthetics seen in literature and landscape paintings.

 

Today, there is a massive industry that exists around lawn care and management. The American landscape aesthetic has been transported around the world.

 

Some have argued that lawns waste precious space that could be used for crops. Time will tell if the American obsession with lawns will continue or if a new trend will appear.