Rare will be one, who is not fascinated by a beautiful and well-trimmed garden. Keeping a lawn neat and tidy demands consistent care and maintenance. With the advancement of technology, lawn mowers have made this task a lot simpler. With the different types of mowers available in the market, mowing has become fun and an easier task to do, unlike in the earlier times when it was more of a tedious job.
When the perfect time to buy a lawn mower is, a question that many people seek an answer to. The lawn mower is not a regular purchase, it is more of an investment. Thus, most of the people tend to wait for the mega discounts and some offer deals, before initiating the purchase.
Purchasing a particular thing at the right point of time can save you a lot of bucks. Now there is a simple rule of Economics.
Lower the demand, lower the price, i.e. there is a direct relationship between demand and price. Lawn mowers are no exception. Usually,end-of-season deals entail huge discount offers.
Let’s review the ways, via which you can save your money while purchasing a mower:
Discontinuation of Particular Model
Usually, when a company launches a new upgraded version of the old product in the market, the price of the previous model declines.
In simpler words, when a model is discontinued by the company, in order to clear its remaining stock, the company lowers the price of that product.
Now, this doesn’t mean that the product is of lower quality or there is any defect in the item. It is a simple measure to clear the stock. So, this might be the best time for you to purchase that model if that matches your requirements. Just coincide your purchase with the new model introductions. This is one way to help you save money.
So, this might be the best time for you to purchase that model if that matches your requirements. Just coincide your purchase with the new model introductions. This is one way to help you save money.
Buying a used Mower
There is no harm in buying a mower that comes in with all the needed features and is in good condition. However, make sure that you go by a mower that belongs to a well-reviewed brand and the used mower doesn’t require costly maintenance.
You need to very careful while indulging in these types of deals. Do your research work well, and then only initiate a purchase of the used mower. Check with the original owner the receipt and the service records of the mower.
There is no doubt about the fact that the end of a season also brings excellent bargains. It happens with every product. When the sale of a particular item is slower than the normal or to clear off this year stock in order to avoid storing it for the complete next year, or to cope up with the competition in the market, companies come up with deep discounts at the end of the particular season or at the end of the year.
Lawn mowers are no different. So stay updated with all the sale offers by the companies.
A lot of researches have found out that the best months for consumers to make a lawn mower purchase are April, May, August, September, and October.
In simple words, simply buy a lawn mower right after the mowing season ends. So, end of the spring or the start of autumn makes the best time to pick up a new lawn mower at the best available price.
Apart from all these, companies keep on coming with promotional offers and discounts on certain special occasions or days
Best time to cut grass
Now let’s take a look at the best time when you can mow your lawn or the best time to cut the grass:
A lot of professionals say that it doesn’t make a difference; you can mow any part of the day or night, as you feel comfortable.
But certain studies have claimed that mid-morning or evening once the sun is lower in the sky, is the best time to mow the lawn. One of the main reasons cited for this is that it keeps your lawn away from weeds and diseases. Avoid mowing in the heat of the day to prevent heat stress on your grass.
Avoid mowing in the heat of the day to prevent heat stress on your grass.
Give the grass a little extra water a few days after mowing.
Basic rules of Mowing
Take a look at some of the mowing rules that are essential for that neat and striped cut:
- Do not mow when the ground or grass is wet, as it can cause damage both to the turf and the mower. Wet grass is more likely to suffer uneven cuts.
- As far as mowing height is concerned, remember never remove more than one-third of the leaf shoots in any one row.Thin patchy lawns are often the result of infrequent mowing or removing too much of the grass when you cut. So mow only when required.
Cutting height depends on the type of grass you are mowing:
- For Warm-season grasses like Bermudagrass, Zoysia, etc. grass should be mowed shorter 1-2½”.
- For cool season grass like Creeping Bentgrass, best is to cut short – ¼ to ¾ inches. This type of grass is rarely used as a home lawn grass.
When the grass is actively growing, mow every three to four days during the spring/early summer season.
- Dull blades tear and shred the grass leaves instead of cutting them nicely. So sharpen your blades before the cut for that even appearance and trimmed look.
- Always mulch your clippings. There are so many nutrients and moisture in the grass clipping that it simply doesn’t make sense to remove it all. Clippings also recycle nutrients, in particular, nitrogen so less fertilizer is needed.