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Are You Making These Mowing Mistakes? Cumming , GA
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Cutting your grass isn’t like cutting your hair. When it comes to lawn mowing, there is a right and wrong way of doing things. There are several factors that can impact how and when your grass needs to be cut, but it can also be detrimental if you cut it the wrong way. Unlike a head of hair that will eventually grow back, lawn mowing mistakes can cost you more than its appearance. Mowing mishaps can compromise the health and livelihood of your lawn.

You are likely to see physical signs of improper mowing within your turf. If your grass isn’t growing or looking the way you’d like, consider the following common mistakes that you could be making each time you crank the mower.

#1 Mowing Too Often or Not Enough
You can’t always look at your calendar to determine when you should mow. Mowing frequency depends on the weather conditions, turf type, lawn health and other factors that impact the growth rate of your lawn. A good rule is to mow when you only need to take off a third or less of the height of your grass.

#2 Mowing Too Short
Think you can go longer between mowings if you simply cut your turf extra short? Not so fast.

Over mowing, or cutting your grass too short, can make your turf dry out faster and create bald spots that harbor weeds.

#3 Mowing When Grass is Wet
You’ll do more harm than good when you mow grass that is wet from dew, rain or irrigation. It can cause the grass blades to fold over in clumps and tear instead of neatly clip.

#4 Mowing with Dull Blades
A sharp blade is always more efficient and healthier for your grass. Signs that you need to sharpen your mower blade include a white or brown cast to your lawn surface or the frequent need to make multiple passes to get an even lawn.

#5 Mowing in One Direction
When it comes to mowing direction, your turf needs you to change it up sometimes. Varying your mowing direction helps to avoid ruts, soil compaction and flattening.

Want to Hand Your Mowing Tasks Over to a Professional?

At Everlast Lawns and Landscaping, we proudly routine mowing and other lawn maintenance services to keep your lawn looking its best. If you are tired of making mistakes when mowing your yard, call our experts in Alpharetta.

Posted on behalf of Everlast Lawns and Landscapes, L.L.C.

4315 Summerwood Drive
Cumming , GA 30041

Phone: (770) 480-2695


Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday, Sunday: Closed

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Everlast Lawns and Landscapes, L.L.C.

4.8 / 5.0

Based on 98 reviews

Eliza Barnhill

So far so good! Found Everlast through Next Door and signed up for monthly service. After meeting with Chris we learned about their other services and got new landscape lights installed and some cleanup work in the front and backyard. Happy to say the lights look amazing, and the initial cleanup was so promising that we’re on our second round of projects with them in just a couple weeks. Great personalized service and they’ve addressed any issues and requests that have popped up along the way. Excited to see the final product once it’s all finished.

Amanda Miller

Chris and team did an awesome job on our landscaping project. They had great ideas, were easy to work with and took time to listen to what we wanted to accomplish. The staff was always prompt, took care of our property and were very professional. I would highly recommend them, as the finished project looks great and their prices are very reasonable.

Ebba Hansen

Starting using them last spring for weekly mowing and trim. I’ve been very happy with the job they’ve done. Competitively priced. Just hired to overseed the backyard. They scheduled and completed the job quickly. Very professional.

Rich Markham

Chris was on time for the initial estimate. Gave us a fair price. Guys did the job on schedule. Had a little issue, but Chris got the team out to resolve quickly. Highly recommend this company.

Andrea Carver

I loved working with Everlast Lawns & Landscaping. I had an eyesore of a retaining wall that I hated. Working with Chris to redesign it with Allen blocks made such a difference. I appreciate his expertise and patience answering all my questions promptly and completely. Great job.

Deborah Woodworth

We highly recommend Everlast Lawn and Landscapes. We are new to the area, we saw their truck at a neighbors home and called them. Friendly, professional and prompt. They did a fantastic job on the clean up of our backyard and we are happy with the weekly lawn maintenance. But just as importantly we really appreciate their timely responses to any inquiry we may have had.

Everlast Lawns and Landscapes, L.L.C.

4315 Summerwood Drive
Cumming , GA 30041

(770) 480-2695

Opening Times

Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday, Sunday: Closed