A green healthy lawn starts with proper mowing techniques. Here are some tips on how to mow your lawn:

  • Adjust Blade Height: Cutting your lawn too short can inhibit root development and make grass weak and thin. For proper mowing, adjust the height of the blade on your lawn mower so it cuts only one third of the grass blade each time.
  • Sharpen Blade: It’s important to sharpen your lawn mower blade regularly. A sharp blade cuts grass cleanly. A dull blade leaves grass frayed and ragged, which can result in disease and insect infestation.

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If you’re interested in making your lawn thick, green, and healthy; start by changing your mowing habits. Mowing too short restricts leaf development making lawns weak and thin. You should only remove one third of the grass blade height per mowing, so that the plants focus on root development, not re-growing leaves.

Finally, be sure that your mower blade is sharp, so it cuts the grass cleanly, instead of tearing it, since ragged leaves are more susceptible to disease and insect damage.

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Danny Lipford

Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio, TodaysHomeowner.com, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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