Published on March 6th, 2015 | by Turner Anderson3
What Mowing Patterns to Use
From the Experts at Simplicity
There are a lot of things to keep in mind when mowing your grass. The first thing is to always start mowing on a smooth, level area. The size and type of the area to be mowed will determine the best mowing pattern to use. Obstructions such as trees, fences, buildings, or slopes and grades must also be considered when planning to mow your grass.
- Cut long straight strips overlapping slightly.
- Where possible, change patterns occasionally to eliminate matting, graining or a corrugated appearance.
- For a truly professional cut, mow across the lawn in one direction, then recut the lawn by mowing perpendicular to the previous cut.
Where possible, make one or two passes around the outside of the area, discharging the grass INTO the lawn to keep the cut grass off fences and walks.
The remainder of the mowing should be done in the opposite direction so that the clippings are dispersed OUT onto the area of lawn previously cut.