There’s more to mowing your lawn than just running your mower over your grass every week. You can end up damaging your grass if it's not mowed properly, which is why you should hire a professional lawn mowing company to mow your lawn. For one, they'll follow the best mowing practices to avoid hurting your grass. They'll also adjust the mowing schedule based on the time of the year to ensure your lawn is mowed as often as needed. Then last but certainly not least, a professional mowing company will also perform other services such as string-trimming and edging as part of their mowing package. Keep reading to learn why you should consider hiring a lawn mowing company to mow your lawn in %%statefulll%%!

1. Professional lawn mowing companies will know the proper mowing techniques.

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When it comes to mowing your lawn, there are a set of guidelines and techniques that should be followed to avoid damaging your grass. Professional mowing companies will follow these guidelines and techniques to ensure your grass is cut correctly without damaging it. For one, they will follow the 1/3 rule which states that you shouldn’t mow more than 1/3 off the top of your grass blades. If you end up cutting your grass too short, then it can stress your grass out, making it more susceptible to pests and diseases. A professional will also switch up the mowing patterns each time they mow your grass to prevent your grass from leaning in a specific direction and to help combat soil compaction. And when you hire a professional mowing company, they’ll keep their blades sharp when mowing your lawn to avoid damaging your grass. If your grass is cut with dull blades, it could rip and tear your grass, causing substantial damage to it.

2. Professional lawn mowing companies know how often to mow your lawn.

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Lawn companies also carry knowledge and experience with them, and they’ll know how often your grass should be cut. Your grass’s growth rate is contingent upon the time of year and the type of grass you have. For example, cool-season grass like Kentucky bluegrass will grow faster in the spring and fall when it's cooler and will slow down in the summer when it’s warmer. Lawn mowing professionals will adjust their schedule to match your grass’s growing season to ensure your grass isn’t mowed too much or too infrequently.

Professionals will also be able to tell if your lawn is in need of any additional services such as fertilization or weed control.

3. Professional lawn mowing companies will perform additional services.

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Mowing your grass isn’t all a professional lawn mowing company will do when they mow your lawn. They will also perform additional services like string-trimming, edging, and blowing debris off your hard surfaces. They will use a string-trimmer to cut areas that your mower can’t reach such as around your trees, flower beds, and gardens. They will also edge your lawn to create neat, distinct lines between your lawn and sidewalks, curbs, and driveways. Once they’re done cutting everything, they’ll blow grass clippings and other debris off your hard surfaces to give your property a clean look.

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Save yourself some time and hire us to take care of mowing your lawn for you! At Element Turf & Outdoor Solutions, LLC, we’ll mow your lawn with the utmost care to ensure it maintains a neat, manicured look throughout the year. We service properties in the Alton, IL area, including surrounding areas like Godfrey, Edwardsville, Glen Carbon, and Maryville. Give us a call at (618) 467-7047 to enroll in our lawn mowing program today!