If you are a person who dreads getting outside and mowing your lawn, you might be wondering if there are ways to make the job go a little faster. Luckily, there are. Consider these three tips to reduce the amount of time that you spend cutting grass.
1. Buy a Better Lawn Mower
Truthfully, the lawn mower that you have can make a big difference in how much time it takes to cut your grass. Obviously, a lawn mower that you have to push is going to take a whole lot more time (and work) than a ride-on lawn mower. However, there are also significant differences between various ride-on mowers, too. For example, a zero turn mower with a larger deck is going to allow you to greatly reduce the amount of time that it takes to cut your yard. These lawn mowers are often easier to maneuver, too.
2. Use Mulch to Create Flower Beds
One option that you might not have thought about is using mulch to create large flower beds in your lawn. Mulch can help discourage weeds from growing, particularly if you put in a weed barrier, so these flower beds can be a lot easier to take care of than you think, as long as you only plant flowers that are easy to take care of. Flower beds are great for tying together trees, for example, so that you don't have to weave in and out of the trees when you are moving. They also help get rid of large areas of grass at once, meaning you'll have a lot less to cut on mowing day.
3. Get Rid of Extra Lawn Decorations
Sure, lawn statues and other decorations might look nice, but they can be difficult to maneuver around and can increase the time that it takes to cut the grass. Plus, you might have to spray weed killer around them or use a weed whacker to get rid of grass that is close to these decorations. Consider eliminating these lawn decorations or clustering them closer together rather than spreading them out in your yard, or place them in areas that don't have to be cut, such as in flower beds or on the porch.
As you can see, there are a few things that you can do to reduce the time that it takes to mow the lawn. If you follow these three tips, you can make grass cutting a whole lot easier on yourself.