Mother's day is fast approaching and you might be concerned about finding that right gift. I highly recommend buying her a new Farris lawn mower! 😉
Ok so maybe not every mother is into lawn mowers like I am and they would rather be showered with hugs, kisses, cards and flowers.
With all the rain in the past weeks and now the warm sunshine, the grass (and weeds) will be growing fast. Maybe this year for Mother's Day (or in addition to what you already have lined up) you will be out making the lawn look nice for her.
If you're doing the lawn care for Mother's Day then take care to stay hydrated, wear a hat and don't forget the sun screen. Ensure you have a pair of safety glasses on and have your earplugs in, wearing jeans and boots when operating a trimmer. Your mother (or maybe wife) doesn't need or want you injured on this special day.
If you don't already know the history on Mother's Day (here in the United State then I would encourage you to do a quick internet search and find out how it was intended to be. Especially anyone still looking for that special gift.
Wishing all moms a Happy Mother's Day!
Mowing wet grass creates issues.
Like right now, end of April and first of May, the “rainy” season when your doing lawn care. You don't want to let the grass get too tall, and when it’s raining every day there has to be some method of cutting it down to size until you can cut it in a routine manner.
So, here’s some things to consider:
1) Cut higher than you normally would. Mow 1/2" higher if necessary. Try to avoid excess clippings, especially clippings over 1" in length.
2) If your lawn looks like a mowed “hay field” (excess clippings on your lawn) be sure and remove them by raking or, using a yard sweeper, or cut and bag them with the mower when it’s dry (or drier). Lots of clippings suffocate healthy grass and can cause fungal disease in your lawn.
3) Mow before its time to be cut if you can. If you know it’s going to rain on a particular day consider mowing a day or two earlier to get ahead of the weather and the extra growth. Mow more often if you can. Inconvenient? It's inconvenient but more convenient than raking all those clippings.
I recently got caught up leaving my grass grow longer (trying to get a little more root growth this spring) and then the rain came longer than I anticipated. So today I mowed my grass twice, first time set as high as it will go (5") then again set at 4-1/4". It won't be long before I will need to mow again. Meanwhile in my haste I left a couple burn out marks from turning too fast.
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