Mowing the lawn is usually not at the top of anyone’s list of fun activities—especially when you could be using that time to barbecue with the family, play with your kids or hit a local festival.
Mowing The Lawn: Don’t Waste Your Time or Money
Hire The Professionals
Let’s face it: mowing the lawn is a waste of your valuable time. But it still needs to get done.
And, when you break it down, it’s a waste of money, too.
Consider this: you buy a quality riding lawn mower for $3,000. You also need to buy enough gas to last the season. You will also need to pay to maintain your mower—belts, oil, etc.—every year.
So instead of making that up-front, not to mention large, investment, why not make small, incremental investments throughout the summer? This approach will not only save you time and money, it will improve the look and value of your home and keep your lawn healthier, too.
Understanding How Mowing Affects Your Lawn
You may not realize there is both an art and a science to mowing the lawn, but there absolutely is.
The art: You’ve made a hefty investment in your home. But the truth is, if your front yard does not look well cared for, it can damage the integrity of your home. If you were try and sell your home with a front lawn that had bald spots and weeds, you likely would not get your full asking price. Bottom line: you want your lawn to look good.
The science: Your lawn is high maintenance. It requires “grooming” once a week—no longer, no shorter—and trims must be the appropriate length. Here’s what you need to know:
Grass thrives when cut once a week.
Every 10 days or every two weeks just won’t cut it! This schedule, instead, allows shadows to form and less sunlight can penetrate the lawn. This promotes weeds, insects and other less-than-desirable outcomes—things you certainly do not want your kids or pets rolling around in.
The optimal height for grass in Ohio is about 2 ½ inches.
So when is the best time to cut the grass? Usually when it is about 3 ⅔ inches in length, as you should only remove the top ⅓ of the grass blade with every mowing. If you don’t mow in appropriate increments, you won’t be stimulating your grass enough to grow (plus, see note about bugs above). And if you cut too much off the top, you will stress the grass.
If you are not prepared to become both the artist and the scientist of your lawn—and we wouldn’t blame you—it’s time to call in the experts.
Best-In-Class Mowing Services from TTR
You have a choice when it comes to hiring a lawn care provider. Here are just a few reasons we have no doubt you will want your provider to be TTR.
- We make it easy on you! Your time is valuable. We won’t waste it. We offer mobile alerts so you know exactly when we will be coming, and payments are effortless with email invoices or autopay options.
- TTR is the brand you can trust. Our crew shows up in uniform in a clearly labeled truck. No shady business.
- We invest in top-of-the-line machinery and training. Our equipment helps us get the job done right, and we don’t leave until your lawn looks pristine.
Our bottom line is providing you the best experience possible. Remember, summers are short in Ohio—don’t waste your precious moments in the sun mowing the grass. Call TTR or book us online to handle your mowing needs.