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Save Time With These 5 Easy Lawn Mowing Tips

By Jack Cummings

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Let’s face it, mowing your lawn in the hot summer weather when you can be spending your time doing something you enjoy can feel like an uphill battle.


Picture this: it's a scorching hot Saturday afternoon, and while your friends are lounging by the pool or enjoying a barbecue, you find yourself drenched in sweat, pushing a heavy mower under the blazing sun. Or perhaps you're planning a summer getaway, but the thought of returning to an unkempt, overgrown lawn adds a layer of stress to your vacation.


But it doesn't have to be that way. 


With the right strategies and techniques, you can reclaim your weekends and enjoy a beautifully maintained lawn without sacrificing your precious free time. There are easy solutions to make lawn care a breeze, allowing you to spend more time relaxing and less time worrying about your yard.

1. Choose The Right Time

Mow your lawn during the coolest parts of the day to avoid the intense heat, typically early morning or late evening when the sun is just rising or setting. 


Choosing to cut your grass during these times will make mowing your lawn much easier on you.

2. Invest In Quality Equipment

Having the right tools can make all the difference in how efficient your lawn care experience is. 


Invest in a high-quality lawn mower that suits the size and terrain of your yard, and remember to keep the blades sharp for clean cuts that promote grass health.

3. Follow The One-Third Rule

When mowing your lawn, stick to the one-third rule. Never cut more than one-third of the grass blade's current height at once. Cutting too much off at once can stress your lawn and lead to browning or uneven growth. 


Regularly cutting your grass at these 1/3 increments keeps your lawn in much better shape than if you were to let it get long and cut it down all at once.

4. Mulch, Don't Bag

Consider mulching your grass clippings instead of bagging them. Mulching returns valuable nutrients to the soil, helping your lawn retain moisture and stay healthy. Plus, it saves you time and effort by eliminating the need to dispose of clippings.

5. Maintain Your Mower and Equipment

Taking care of your lawn mower is crucial for optimal performance and longevity. Regular maintenance is a great way to keep it in shape. 


Clean the undercarriage after each use to prevent grass buildup, check and replace the air filter as needed, and keep the engine well-oiled and lubricated. 


Take it from us, using well-maintained equipment makes mowing grass so much better than using something that is about to fall apart.

Bonus Tip: Stay Hydrated

Before heading out to the garage or shed to start up your equipment, make sure to hydrate yourself adequately. 


Keep a bottle of water nearby and take regular breaks in the shade to prevent dehydration and heat exhaustion. Your body will thank you for it!

So, knowing these tips is one thing, but putting them into practice is another. But don’t worry, we’re here to help.

We’re Mark and Jack – You’re Local Reliable Lawn Care Professionals

We understand the frustration of spending well-deserved time off on the weekends sweating over a mower instead of enjoying quality time with loved ones or pursuing hobbies. That’s why we founded On The Block Lawn Care. We’re dedicated to providing top-notch lawn care services in the greater Wake Forest, NC area that not only save you time and effort but also deliver exceptional results that exceed your expectations. 


What sets us apart? 


Our commitment to excellence in every aspect of our work. From our attention to detail to our friendly, personalized approach, we go above and beyond to ensure your complete satisfaction. 


But it's not just about the services we offer – it's about the relationships we build with our clients. We take the time to listen to your needs, understand your goals, and tailor our services to meet your specific preferences and budget. 

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I’ve been with Mark and On the Block Lawn Care for a few months now. They do great work at an exceptional value. Thank you for all your hard work!

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Once we’re done, all that’s left for you to do is enjoy your freshly cut lawn.

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