landscaping techniques to solve property problems

landscaping techniques to solve property problems

Create Eye-Catching Curb Appeal The Next Time You Mow Your Lawn

Mitchell Ray

Your mowing options are contingent on the type of mower that you are using, either a push-style or a riding mower. The key is to use a machine that makes turns easily and cleanly when you want to create your own pattern or design on your lawn or property. Mowing in a pattern helps enhance the overall curb appeal of your property and can reflect aspects of your home's exterior or façade.

Some tips for creating a distinctive pattern when mowing include:

Mow stripes on your lawn. Mow in straight lines, and buy a striping-kit to make your distinct stripes in the lawn pattern. Mow one row, with the blades bent in one direction, then change the blade direction for the next row. Repeat this pattern, and the reflection of light on your cut grass will echo a striped effect.

Cut in a checkerboard pattern. An easy way to create a checkerboard pattern on your lawn involves mowing twice- once in stripes, and again against the grain in a perpendicular fashion. A lawn roller can help to create this design without cutting, by bending the blades of grass in the direction you want to form a pattern.

Create a labyrinth on your lawn. A labyrinth pattern mimics a spiral-shape, and is easy to do with any kind of mower. The key is to start in the center, which helps avoid you becoming stranded in the middle of your lawn when done mowing. Leave every-other row unmowed, which helps create the distinction in the lines of your design.

Some other mowing tips:

  • The act of making sharp turns may put wear and tear on your lawn. Be sure to change things up a bit by trying different mowing techniques and patterns to preserve your grass.
  • Pay attention to the direction that your mower discharges. Most discharge to the right, so if you make left-hand turns in your mowing pattern, you will need to spread clippings to mulch the lawn evenly.
  • Keep your mower blades sharp for crisp, clean lines in your lawn patterns. Whether wet or dry, sharpen your blades and clear clippings away frequently to keep your design linear.

Mowing a unique pattern or design on your lawn can help enhance your home's curb appeal and give the property a distinct look. Try these tips when you want to add an aesthetically-appealing element to your home, and to maintain the looks of your lawn. Talk with landscapers like Heritage Lawn & Landscape LLC for additional ideas and service provision. 


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