Your lawn plays a huge role in the overall curb appeal of your property in Michigan, so it only makes sense that you'll want it to always look its best. One way to achieve a beautiful lawn is to ensure that it is being mowed on a regular basis. However, if you mow your lawn regularly and are noticing that there are ruts in your soil, you could be wondering what is causing them. Well, there's a good chance that the ruts have formed because you are mowing your lawn in the same direction every time. Instead of always mowing in the same direction, you should change your mowing pattern each time to prevent ruts from forming. In addition to preventing ruts from forming in your soil, rotating your mowing pattern each time you mow can also help keep your grass standing up straight instead of leaning in one direction.
The ruts in your soil are likely caused by mowing in the same direction every time you mow your lawn.
When mowing your lawn, it can be easy to fall into a pattern of mowing in the same direction every time. While the pattern that you follow might seem to make the most sense to you and might be the quickest way to get the job done, it can actually be detrimental to the health of your lawn! That's because when you follow the same pattern every time, the weight of your lawn mower will start to take a toll on your lawn, and eventually, ruts will start to form in your soil. This can drag down the curb appeal of your property and cause other health issues for your turf.
Mowing your grass in the same pattern every time can cause your soil to become compacted and make it harder for nutrients and resources to reach the roots of your grass!
How often should you be changing your mowing pattern?
In order to help prevent ruts from forming in your soil, you'll want to regularly switch up the mowing pattern that you use when mowing your lawn. So, you're likely wondering how often you actually should be changing your mowing pattern. Well, the answer is simple, you should switch your mowing pattern every single time you mow your lawn! By switching up your pattern with each mow, your soil won't be subjected to the weight of the lawn mower putting pressure on the same spot each time, and you can reduce the chances of ruts forming in your soil!
Switching up your mowing pattern can help your grass grow straight!
While switching up your mowing pattern each time you mow your lawn can help prevent ruts from forming in your soil, that's not the only benefit of it! Another benefit of switching up your mowing pattern regularly is that it can keep your grass growing straight. That's because when you mow in the same direction every time, it can cause your grass to lean in one direction. However, by switching it up, your grass won't be pushed in the same direction every time, and will be able to grow tall and straight!
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If you're looking for a company you can trust to mow your lawn, look no further! At Outdoor Expressions Landscaping, we can mow your lawn throughout the growing season to keep it looking neat and manicured. What's more, we will follow best practices such as switching up the mowing pattern during each mow to prevent ruts from forming in your soil and causing your grass to lean in one direction. We offer this service to residential and commercial property owners, as well as HOAs, in East Lansing, MI, and throughout the surrounding areas like Okemos and Haslett. Give us a call at (517) 333-7999 to schedule our lawn mowing service today!