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Mastering the Art of Lawn Care: Proper Mowing Techniques with OCG Companies

It's time to turn our attention to one of the most fundamental aspects of lawn care: mowing. At OCG Companies, we believe that proper mowing techniques are the foundation of a healthy and beautiful lawn. That's why we're here to share our expertise and guide you through the steps to achieve optimal results.



a lawnmower on a nicely mowed lawn


Set Your Mower Blades to the Appropriate Height

One of the most critical aspects of proper mowing is setting your mower blades to the correct height. Mowing too low can result in scalping the grass, which not only gives your lawn an uneven appearance but also stresses the grass and makes it more susceptible to pests and diseases. OCG Companies recommends adjusting your mower blades to leave grass blades around 3 to 4 inches in height, depending on your grass type and growing conditions.


Choose the Right Time to Mow

Timing is everything when it comes to mowing your lawn. Aim to mow when the grass is dry to achieve clean cuts and minimize the risk of tearing or damaging the grass blades. Wet grass can clump together, resulting in uneven cutting and potential damage to your lawn mower. Additionally, mowing during the cooler parts of the day, such as early morning or late afternoon, can help prevent stress on your lawn during hot summer temperatures.


Practice Regular Mowing

Consistency is key when it comes to maintaining a healthy lawn. Establishing a regular mowing schedule ensures that your grass stays at an optimal height and promotes even growth. OCG Companies recommends mowing your lawn as needed based on its growth rate, typically once a week during the growing season. Avoid waiting too long between mowing sessions, as cutting off more than one-third of the grass blade length at once can shock the grass and hinder its health.


Use Proper Mowing Techniques

When mowing your lawn, employ proper mowing techniques to achieve the best results. Ensure that your mower blades are sharp to make clean cuts and avoid tearing the grass blades. Additionally, vary your mowing patterns each time you mow to prevent grass from developing a "grain" and encourage upright growth.


By following these proper mowing techniques from OCG Companies, you can give your lawn a fresh start and set it on the path to lush, healthy growth. Remember, a well-maintained lawn not only enhances the beauty of your outdoor space but also contributes to the overall health of your landscape ecosystem.

Stay tuned for more expert lawn care tips and insights from OCG Companies as we continue to help you achieve the lawn of your dreams. Happy mowing!

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