Lawns can be beautiful to look at, but they require some amount of maintenance to keep them looking their best. From making sure your mower’s blades are sharp to watering the lawn every day, lawn maintenance can feel like more work than you want it to be. But with the right tools and techniques, you can care for your lawn with minimal effort while keeping it healthy and green year-round. Here are some of the best lawn maintenance tips to get you started on caring for your lawn in the most efficient way possible.
Rather than asking yourself, how can I make my yard look great? Which is a difficult question for anyone to answer, try something like, what kind of lawn mower would be best for me? That’s an easier question to start with. From there, you can browse online or visit your local Anderson Outdoor Power Equipment store in order to speak with experts about power battery reviews or lawn care tips. If you don’t know what you need from your lawn mower or are unsure of whether a push reel or riding mower will best suit your needs, it can be really helpful to have someone that knows help walk you through these questions.
Know your turf type
There are several different turf types, including Kentucky bluegrass, St. Augustine grass, Bermuda grass and zoysia grass. Many municipalities have laws requiring homeowners with front lawns to mow their lawns at a certain height during designated seasons of the year. The right equipment matters when it comes to keeping your lawn healthy and looking good. One of Anderson Outdoor Power Equipment’s most popular products is our weed trimmer line: • 9-inch / 22 cm • 10-inch / 25 cm • 12-inch / 30 cm • 14-inch / 35 cm We also carry 19 other power tools from trusted manufacturers that are ideal for residential lawn maintenance or small professional landscaping companies who need powerful tools with extended run times.
Mow and edge correctly
When you’re mowing your lawn, make sure that you’re not cutting more than one-third of its height at a time. Ideally, you should only be cutting off about an inch and a half. Also, when you’re edging your yard, remember not to cut off more than one-fourth of an inch from each side of where you want to create your edge—the difference can be hard for some people to notice but will really impact how clean and sharp your edges look once finished. Remembering these two tips alone will improve how your lawn looks tenfold. Not only that but it will also help ensure that Anderson Outdoor Power Equipment is working as efficiently as possible which will help power batteries last longer and last between charges.
Do fertilize correctly
Every time you mow your lawn, your blade is cutting off any grass that is dead or dying. By doing a power-battery’s worth of trimming each time, you help remove those brown patches in your yard that make it look ugly. If it’s starting to look a bit unkempt and overgrown, fertilize in order to encourage healthy grass growth as well as getting rid of weeds and/or any other plants growing there. If you do both of these things on an ongoing basis, you’ll be able to maintain a beautiful lawn without much effort at all.
Using lawn tools such as lawn mowers, weed eaters and leaf blowers improperly is one of most common reasons for tool damage. When working with a lawn mower, always read your instruction manual to learn how best to use it safely and efficiently. Most lawn mowers need fuel before use—never attempt to start a lawn mower without putting fuel in it first. Once it’s running, always ensure that your hands are clear of any moving parts and that you only push forward when starting; pulling back can be dangerous as well because many engines have recoil power that can pull you back into moving parts if pulled on too hard.