Your lawn plays a huge role in the overall curb appeal of your property in Virginia, so you'll want it to always look its best. However, if there are ruts in your lawn, it can drag down its overall aesthetic, so you'll want to do something about it! If you're seeing ruts in your lawn, it's likely caused by improper mowing techniques. If you are following the same pattern every time you mow your lawn, it could be causing ruts to form. Also, if you're mowing when the ground is too wet, your mower could sink into the soil, causing ruts. The ruts also could be caused by heavy machinery rolling across your lawn, so you should minimize the use of heavy equipment on your grass if possible. While seeing ruts in your lawn can be disheartening, there are a few things you can do to fix them! However, the best thing you can do is to hire professionals to mow your lawn as they will follow best practices to ensure they don't cause ruts in the first place!
If you're not switching up your mowing pattern every time you mow your lawn, it could cause ruts to form!
When it comes to mowing your lawn, one of the best practices that you should implement is switching up your mowing pattern each time. That's because if you follow the same pattern each time you mow, the mower can start to sink into the soil due to the weight of the mower running over the same area each time, resulting in ruts forming in your lawn. By switching up the pattern, the weight of the mower will be distributed to different areas, lessening the chances of ruts forming!
If you mow your lawn when the ground is too wet, it could cause ruts to form.
Another reason that ruts could be forming in your lawn is if you're mowing it when the ground is too wet. If the soil is wet, your lawn mower could start to sink into the ground as you're mowing, which can cause ruts! If it's recently rained, you should hold off on mowing until the soil has firmed up to prevent causing ruts!
The use of heavy machinery can cause ruts in your lawn.
If you're using heavy machinery, like a lawn mower or anything else, the weight from it could be what's causing the ruts in your lawn. While you will obviously need to use your lawn mower to cut your lawn, you can help reduce the chances of it causing ruts in your lawn by following best mowing practices. However, you should do your best to keep all other types of heavy machinery off of your lawn. By doing so, you can help prevent ruts from forming.
How can you fix the ruts in your lawn?
If there are ruts in your lawn, there are some things you can do to fix them. For instance, you can use a spade to pry up the soil in the middle of them. You should leave the soil about 2 inches higher than the surrounding grass, and as it eventually levels, it should end up being the same height as the surrounding grass. However, the best thing you can do is to hire professionals to mow your lawn. They will follow best practices like rotating mowing patterns and not mowing when it's too wet, to prevent ruts from forming in the first place!
Give us a call today to schedule our lawn mowing service.
If you're looking to keep your lawn looking its best throughout the growing season, you'll want to schedule our lawn mowing service. When you do, we'll mow your lawn on a weekly basis from the last week in March through the last week in November to keep your lawn looking neat and manicured. What's more, we will follow best practices during each mow so that we don't cause any ruts! We offer this service to homeowners in Arlington, VA, and nearby areas like Falls Church and McLean. Give us a call at (703) 532-4911 to schedule this service today!