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.
Vas Sladek, B.Sc., CLT