Time is of the essence, people! As summer speeds by, consider how much time you spend mowing your lawn when you could be swimming, playing golf, eating a popsicle, laying in a hammock, or taking a nap. Lawns grow quickly in the summertime, as you well know, and require constant haircuts. To limit the amount of time you spend grooming your grass, learn how to mow a lawn faster by reviewing some tips below. With our help, you can breeze through your mowing duties and head to the pool!
How to Mow a Lawn Faster
Start with tricky landscaping features and obstructions.
Many lawns contain features that make mowing difficult. For example, flower beds, trees, walkways, buildings, gardens, statues, fountains, and other landscaping features can obstruct your route. Instead of carefully mowing around these features as you go, get them out of the way first. Also, be sure to remove any obstacles on your lawn before you begin (sticks, hoses, toys, rocks, etc).
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Use a wide, reliable, high-quality mower.
A wide mower will cover more ground, reducing the number of times you need to pace around the lawn. However, a cumbersome mower can also make turns trickier, so balance maneuverability with coverage when shopping for a new mower. In addition, if you invest in a reliable and high-quality mower, it won’t likely break down and it will make the mowing process feel easier. Consider spending a little extra money to improve your mowing experience.
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Test different patterns to find the most efficient.
Every lawn is different, so we recommend testing different mowing patterns to find the one that makes the most sense for your lawn. Rows are perhaps the most common method. If you choose to mow in rows, take advantage of your lawn’s length by making stripes down the longest side; this will also reduce your need to turn, which will speed up the process. Concentric circles (which aren’t always circle-shaped) can also be effective, because they limit your turns, use soft turns, and ensure that all turns are in the same direction. Finally, a double spiral prevents the mower from finishing in the center of the lawn, because you leave every other row unmowed as you move inward. With all patterns, overlap your lines slightly to prevent missed spots.
Speed up your steps.
If you want to learn how to mow a lawn faster, you can’t escape the obvious: walk faster! If you speed up your walking pace, you can limit your time spent on the lawn. For help improving your speed (and to make mowing more fun), try listening to fast-paced music and using the beat to time your steps.
Call in the pros.
Finally, to limit the amount of time you spend mowing your lawn, you could simply call in professional mowers. If you live in southwest Missouri, contact Nixa Lawn Service for all of your lawn care needs. We are available to mow your lawn weekly with the finest and most up-to-date lawn equipment available. To schedule a lawn care service, give us a call at 417-724-0318 or contact us online. We look forward to hearing from you!