You may have noticed that the first time you mow a lawn it takes a lot longer that after you figure out all the hills and bumps you have to avoid. So the first time you try a different approach it may to some extra time but will end up saving you time in the long run. Saying that the first thing you need to do is make a plan.
Take a good look at the lawn and see if there are any hills or obstacles that are going to slow you down. Also you need to pick up hoses, toys and move everything ahead of time. Also check your lawn carefully for any paper, plastic, rocks that can damage an clog up your mower.
The next thing you need to do is go ahead and weed eat and trim any areas that your lawn mower can’t get to. I have found that if you do this first then mowing goes much quicker because you know exactly how much area you have to mow.Once you have used the weed eater now you can break out your lawn mower. Make sure you have plenty of gas you don’t want to have to go to the gas station in mid job or else you are just making your chore longer.
The most important part of mowing quicker is dividing the lawn into smaller sections to mow. If you break down your lawn into smaller squares you will be able to use your time much more efficiently. Once one smaller square is done then you move on to the next one and the next one.The best way to select how to split your lawn up is to divide it by terrain. For example is there is a hill in one corner mow the hill separately instead of going up and down the hill. Always try to divide your lawn so that you are mowing down hill if you are using a push lawn mower, you save energy and time.I’ve mowed many lawns in my life and find that mowing a lawn in one big section leaves long mow lines and takes a lot longer than dividing it up. If you divide it up you actually get a better looking result.However if your lawn is dirt and weeds with a toilet bowl in the middle you might want to plant some grass first and then try this mowing technique.
Maintain your mower
Always disconnect the spark plug when servicing your mower.