Two Brothers Landscaping LLC is family owned and operated, providing commercial and residential lawn and landscaping solutions to the greater Raleigh Durham Triangle area. Based out of Southern Wake County, our service area includes Raleigh,Cary, Morrisville, Apex, Holly Springs, Fuquay Varina and Willow Springs.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Why sharpened blades are important when it comes to mowing

Lawn mowing is made so much easier when you remember to sharpen the blades of your lawn mower regularly.  There are several reasons having sharp blades is important, but the main reason is to keep your lawn looking good.  You can definitely tell that it’s time to sharpen those blades because your lawn will start looking very dull or having a whitish tinge to it right after you mow.  This is an indication that each blade of grass is being torn off rather than cut.  When you think about cutting the lawn, just remind yourself that lawn mowing should be about cutting rather than ripping.
Ripping your lawn up is not good for how the turf looks, and it’s not good for the general overall well-being of your lawn either.  After all, lawn mowing should be about not just making sure that the grass doesn’t overrun your house, but also keeping your entire yard manicured and looking great throughout the lawn mowing season.
Aside from ripped or torn grass, you run into several other problems if you continue your lawn mowing with dull blades.  Think of dull blades as actually lowing your lawn’s immune system.  Suddenly, just by mowing the lawn, you’ve made your grass is susceptible to the following diseases:
  • Insects
  • Heat problems
  • Diseases
  • Chemical burn
By mowing with dull blades, you’ve made it extremely difficult for your grass to defend itself against these issues.  You also spend more on your water bill because you will have to water the grass a lot more often or risk having to replant it altogether.  Grass is actually more delicate than it looks, and it’s up to you to take care of it.  Lawn mowing also requires sharp blades just for the simple fact that you’ll use less gasoline in your mower by mowing with sharp blades.  This is because sharp blades will cut right through the grass without facing resistance from it like dull blades do.

So remember to sharpen your blades often!!!!