Keeping Your Lawn Looking Great
The Craftsman Rear Wheel Drive Self Propelled Lawn Mower is truly a great buy. The machine has all of the features you would want from a mower, and it is priced well enough for anyone to afford. And since it is made from high quality stainless steel, you can be sure that it will last for a long time.
If you are a first time user of a Craftsman rear wheel drive mower, or if you have never used one before, there are a few things you should know in order to make sure you make the right choice. One thing you will definitely want to look at is the size of the yard you will be mowing. The larger the yard, the larger the machine you will need in order to achieve your desired results. You will also want to think about how much time you are going to be spending with the mower. If you are going to be using it on a regular basis, you may want to spend a little more money and get a model that will last for a longer time.
The next thing you want to consider is the power of the lawn mower. You will need a motor that has enough power to cut easily and powerfully through grass or weeds. If you have some old grass that is very tough, you might need a stronger mower. The cutting weight should be one that you can physically handle. You don’t want to try to use a mower that’s too light for the work you need it to do.
Also take into consideration the kind of grass you have. Some lawns need more regular trimming than others. If your grass is very thick and high, you may need a more powerful mower with more grass cutting ability. But if your lawn is short and spindly, then a smaller cutter will be just fine. And don’t forget that if your blades dull, they can still cut the grass. It’s just less effectively.
If you want to have healthy grass and not have to worry about getting the machine dirty, don’t use too much fertilizer. It will just create more of a mess. A basic rule is to have a one-inch layer of fertilizer in the beds of the grass each week, no more. You should also make sure that the fertilizer you use on your lawn is not going to be a threat to the grass roots themselves. If it is, remove it as soon as possible.
Be sure you mow often but not too often. Mowing removes the dead grass and leaves from the lawn, which can actually help to keep fungus under control. This in turn prevents clippings from becoming too compacted and hard to work. Frequent mowing also makes sure that the grass is growing deep enough to absorb water and nutrients from fertilizers and other products applied to it.
Check your lawn regularly to be sure it isn’t being over-mowed. Be sure to cut back any overgrowth of bushes or clippings. You should also mow in a gentle motion, not as fast as you might think necessary. Mowing too often can cause your lawn to become flat and uneven, and it can also shorten the life of the grass. Also be sure to check for clogged storm drains near the lawn to ensure that they aren’t clogging up and cause your water to overflow.
It’s very important to keep your grass nourished. In order to do this, you have to water your lawn regularly. To achieve this you should water the lawn twice a week in the early spring, once in the morning, and once at night. If you don’t do this your lawn will get dried out and you will see some loss of moisture in the soil, which can cause your lawn to die. Also make sure you fertilize your lawn every month, and apply a weed killer in the autumn so that it will be protected against any weeds.
Finally mow your lawn every week, but make sure you don’t cut the grass too short. If you do then you will cut off the blood flow to the roots. Mowing isn’t as hard as it sounds, just make sure you mow in the same direction as the grass grows. Cutting the grass too short causes a lot of bleeding and even makes the stalks curl up even more. Keep these things in mind and you should be able to keep your lawn looking great for a long time.