We can’t stress just how important a sharp mower blade is when it comes to taking care of your lawn. To properly mange your lawn, you must have a sharp mower blade. Not only will a sharp blade take less time and grass to cut your lawn but will leave your lawn healthier and looking good.
Many people will debate just how often to sharpen or replace your lawn mower blade. Some people say once a year, 3 times a season or even after every 5 mows you should sharpen the blade. Such advise really does not apply to everyone and is left to you and your lawn. Every Lawn is different, different grass and lawns of all sizes really make if difficult to put a number on it. Should you sharpen you lawn mower blade every year? Well, it sharper is always better sure, but you don’t need to get too obsess with it. The easiest way to know is to simply keep any eye on the grass you are cutting. Is your lawn looking a little dull or loosing some of its deep green color right after a fresh mow? Take a closer look, get down and look at the individual blades of grass. Does the grass look to be cut nice and straight? Or does it look rough, jagged or even ripped and torn?
If you grass looks anything but straight and clean, then you need to sharpen or replace your lawn mower blade.
Mowing with a sharp blade make the job easier. There are several reasons having sharp blades is important, and its more that just for looking good. The health of your lawn is directly affected by the cut of your grass. Several problems can occur if you continue using dull blades on your lawn.
Some problems that my result from your damaged grass include:
- Fungus and Diseases can easily penetrate the grass blades
- Insects! Big find it much easier to eat vegetation when the ends are ripped or damaged
- Drought problems: Torn blade use and evaporate water more quickly. And watering your lawn is not cheap.
- Chemical burns: Adding fertilizers or pesticides to damaged grass blades can actually burn the lawn.
If you mow with a dull blade, it makes you lawn work harder to prevent further damage. Essentially you’ll be stressing out the lawn, making it weak and more prone to failure. If you are concerned with the cost of replacing and or sharpening your mower blade you shouldn’t be. Consider the alternative: the time and expense associated with repairing you lawn from any of these problems can be a lot more then you think. May people often sharpen their own mower blades and with the right tools, its actually quite simple.
Your grass is actually more sensitive than it looks, and it’s up to you to take care of it.