Why does my riding mower leave a strip of uncut grass?
A strip of uncut grass left in the middle of mowing rows could signal that your lawnmower’s blades are unbalanced or that one or both of them was installed the wrong way. Ensure that your mower’s blades are on correctly, that both are secured tightly to the mower deck and that both are balanced.
What makes a mower stripe?
When you mow grass and bend it one way, you’ll see its dark side. When you bend it the other way, you’ll see its light side. When sunlight reflects off blades of grass that are bent in different directions, the light and dark lawn stripes are created.
Should a mower deck be level?
Level the mower deck to ensure grass cutting height is even across the width of the deck. This will help ensure a smooth and seamless side-by-side blend between each row of freshly cut grass.
Why does my Honda mower leave a strip of grass?
If you are cutting to much off the top, especially if mulching, then the grass is packing under the deck and not being cut up which in turn will leave uncut patches especially on the right hand side of the deck. For best results it is suggested to cut off less than one inch of grass each mowing.
How often should you sharpen mower blades?
On average, a mower blade should be sharpened after every 20 to 25 hours of use time. This depends on how often and how long you mow.
How long do lawn stripes last?
It is best to change the striping pattern every two weeks for premium striping effect. One other thing to mention is that you should not mow or stripe your lawn when it is wet.
How do you mow a checkerboard pattern in your yard?
When you come to the end of a row, lift the mower deck as you turn, then mow in the opposite direction next to your previous pass. To get that fancy checkerboard look, mow the lawn a second time at 90 degrees to your first mowing. Finish by mowing a strip around the edges of the lawn.