Are you ready to take your pristine yard to the next level? Decorative lawn mowing is a great way to stand out from your neighbors and attract potential buyers to your home. Take the fun and creative approach to mowing your lawn.
What is Decorative Lawn Mowing?
Decorative lawn mowing is achieved when you vary the angle and direction in which you are mowing. You’ve probably already noticed the patterns that the lawnmower leaves after you’ve cut the grass. Decorative lawn mowing is when you consciously make an effort to mow a distinct design into the grass. There are several popular patterns you might consider incorporating in your yard.
Popular Lawn Patterns
The possibilities are endless when it comes to planning and designing the landscaping of your home. Choosing an exciting lawn pattern is all part of making the landscaping around your home unique to your style. Here are the most popular patterns found in the decorative lawn mowing world.
- Stripes – If you are new to creating fun patterns on your lawn, stripes are usually the easiest place to start. You may choose to cut them horizontally, vertically, or even diagonally across your yard.
- Checkerboard – Although it’s a little more time consuming than the stripes, checkerboard patterns are achieved the same way. After making stripes either horizontally or vertically, create a second set of perpendicular stripes across the first set.
- Bullseye – Starting at the center of the yard, mow a large circle. Then alternate directions as you go around the initial circle. Continue until you read the perimeter of the yard. The bullseye is a great pattern to follow if you use a push mower.
- Diamond – If you use a riding lawnmower, use it with a full-width roller to better bend grass blades. Begin your diamond by creating a striped pattern. Create the diamond by driving back over the stripes diagonally, starting from one end and working down the other.
The Benefits of Decorative Lawn Mowing
Creating unique patterns in your lawn will make your property stand out from the rest of the homes in your neighborhood. In doing so, it will increase the value of your home if done regularly. But the benefits of changing up your lawn mowing patterns aren’t only cosmetic.
Besides making your yard more attractive, decorative lawn mowing can also improve your turf’s overall health. When you repeatedly go over other same lines each time you mow, you risk damaging the grass with the mower’s wheels. Changing up your routine will give sections of your grass a better chance to grow. Overall you will have a healthier and better-looking lawn, adding to the value of your home.
If you’re ready to create an exclusively beautiful lawn that sets you apart from your neighbors but aren’t sure where to start, please contact Moyer Lawn Care & Landscaping. Let us take on the task for you. We will help you choose the design that fits best with your home and ensures your lawn’s long-lasting health.