Your lawn should look great every time you mow it. And yet, I see line-crossing all the time. This happens when your mow is done and you exit poorly by crossing over your fresh laser lines. It looks awful.
If you have to exit by taking the long way out, so be it. Never cross your lines.
The mow season is almost done so it's a great time to review what went well and not so well. One important key is to alternate your mow direction once in a while or off-set your starting points. If you always mow from the same starting point you will develop unsightly ruts in your lawn.
It's OK to mow diagonally once in a while or start farther away from the curb. The goal is a good-looking uniform green lawn, one not dominated by deep ruts.
I really enjoy helping busy people upgrade their gardens and the fall is a great time to do it. Once the clean-up is completed, you can relax all winter and dream up new projects for spring.
Just this week I received a referral from a client-always nice and much appreciated!- to go see his friend about his backyard. The first text message was priceless: "I haven't touched the backyard in four years and I think there are some new trees growing." Great! Four years isn't so bad. I've seen worse.
So I went in to see it and the four trees are cottonwoods which most likely drifted in with the wind. If we allowed them to grow to maturity they would tower over the backyard. I will remove them and then do some shrub pruning and weeding. The lawn will get one last cut.
If you ever feel overwhelmed or time-stressed, please give me a call. I can help you!
Vas Sladek, B.Sc., CLHT