The key to ensuring your commercial property looks its best at all times is to make sure the landscaping is kept up year-round. A big part of your commercial landscaping is made up of the lawn and its appearance and condition: a spotty lawn is not going to impress any customers. Here are some recommendations for you to use as you keep your commercial property well-kept and looking great to benefit your business.
Mow at the Right Time
One of the first things you need to understand with mowing your lawn is the right time you should handle it. Instead of mowing in the middle of the day when the sun is at its peak, it is better to mow later in the day when the temperature is cooler. This will place less stress on your lawn that is already a bit stressed by the trim.
It is also not a great idea to mow early in the morning. The reason for this is because there is usually dew on the grass that can weigh the lawn blades down to give an uneven cut when you mow. Wet lawn blades actually make it more difficult to get an even cut because the blades are slippery. And wet grass clippings stick together and on the surface of your lawn where they can smother the grass.
Know How Much to Mow
Once you understand the right times to mow, you want to make sure you only trim off the right amount of your lawn plants. Each blade of grass you mow is a large part of the plant that you cut off all at once, which can stress out the lawn plants if you are not careful. Be sure you don't trim off more than one-third of the lawn's length at any one mowing.
If you have let your lawn grow too long and it is beginning to lay over on itself, for example, it is going to harm the grass to trim off a couple of inches in length all at once. It is better to raise your mower blade as high as it will go, then trim the lawn. In a couple of days, lower the blade a bit and trim the lawn again.
During your regular lawn mowing schedule, trim the lawn so that it is not so short that you can see the base of the plants. It is better to leave a couple of inches to the blades. This shades your lawn plants and protects the soil from the heat of the sun and moisture evaporation that your lawn plants will use during the hottest part of the day.
To get help with these tasks, contact a commercial lawn mowing service.