How to Mow Tall Grass
Have you ever had your mower get stuck while mowing? Next, you need to tap the deck of your mower to remove any loose grass clippings. It could be because your grass is too high. Don’t worry, even if your lawn isn’t the right length, you can still trim it. Here’s how.
Lift the Deck
It is easy to learn how to mow tall grass, it just takes some practice.
The majority of lawn mower decks can cut at 4 inches. It may be an issue if your grass is higher than this. In any event, raise the mower deck to its highest setting. This will help ensure safety and allow you to cut your clippings to a height that is acceptable for your mowing deck. A mower with a deck height less than four inches is fine, if you are cutting small lawn clippings. Safety is our main concern. To reduce strain on the blade, ensure that you cut only 1/3 of its length with each cut. Continue cutting until your desired height.
It’s important to remember that grass can grow to a considerable height and mowing won’t work if it does. If your grass is much higher than 4 inches, you will need to manually trim it using a hand-operated string trimmer. Trim up and down until your grass is at an acceptable height.
It can be fun to go full throttle with a mower, but it is not the best idea. This race is won by slow and steady. Slower cutting is better for tall grass.
When choosing the height of your blades, there are several things you should consider. First, larger clippings and newer shoots can be more than 1 inch tall. They will therefore need to be cut less. The lawn will be more open to growth if you mow it shorter. However, this will decrease the time that your mower will need to work to maintain its height.
Mulching blades are very important for long grass. Long grass clippings can cause lawn damage. The long grass clippings can choke your lawn and cause death. If you don’t have mulching blades make sure to bag long clippings.
You can use hi-lift blades to trim tall grass if you don’t want to mulch. However, be sure to remove clippings quickly from your lawn.
If you have too much grass for your mower, and your yard is small enough to handle, trim it first with a string trimmer. You should now be able to mow your lawn as usual.
You can see that tall grass can be a hassle. Make sure you keep your lawn mowed so it doesn’t take too much time!
You want to mow in the middle setting when you mow. For ease of use, choose the height that you prefer. You can also use the middle setting for cutting deeper greens like Bermuda grass or clover. Clovers and Bermuda grass are taller greens so the middle setting will allow you to cut them.
A tall grass lawn will require you to mow higher and more frequently. To properly mow a tall grass lawn, you must finish at the top of the growing medium. This will ensure that the grass blades are at their highest height, which reduces the time it takes to mow. You can mow Bermuda or clover grass as low as your green begins to fade (around one inch). It is a good idea to finish the Bermuda or clover lawn mowing by cutting off the top of the growing medium. This allows the roots to penetrate the ground deeper for the next season.