|Mowing Height – One very common mistake is mowing lawns too short. For most lawns, a mowing height between 3.0 to 3.5 inches is suggested; the upper range is best for summer. Lawns mowed at higher heights tend to have deeper roots, less weed problems, and look much better. Mowing too close invites problems such as weed invasions. Simply raising the mowing height can have a major impact on the quality of many home lawns.
Blade Sharpness – A sharp blade is important in obtaining a good quality cut. A dull blade will tear the grass as opposed to cutting it. We change/sharpen our blades on a daily basis.
Grass Clippings – Another issue related to mowing is whether clippings should be collected. As long as the lawn is mowed on a regular basis the clippings readily filter back down into the lawn, and do not need to be collected. Returned in this manner, clippings readily decompose and do not cause thatch build-up. Clippings also recycle nutrients such as Nitrogen (fertilizer) and water.