Why does my lawn mower leaving grass behind?
When your push mower leaves clumps of grass clippings on the lawn as you mow, the likely causes are wet grass or allowing the grass to get too tall before you mow. You can’t control the weather, but you can maintain a healthy, clump-free lawn by making a few changes in the way you mow the lawn.
Are leaves bad for mower blades?
No. In fact, if you have a mulching blade, mowing the leaves without bagging will provide mulch and nutrients and save you the hassle of raking. If you choose not to mulch, the bagged leaves can be an addition to your compost pile.
Why is my mower not cutting evenly?
Uneven cutting is usually caused by mower deck damage or misadjustment….Uneven Cutting.
|Blades are damaged||Replace the blades|
|Deck is clogged with grass clippings||Clean out the deck|
|Deck shell is damaged||Repair or replace the deck|
|Mower spindle is bent or loose||Repair or replace the spindle|
How should mower blades be oriented?
Most lawn mower blades rotate in a clockwise direction (counter-clockwise when viewed from below), and as such have the cutting edge on the right side. If you are unsure of how your mower rotates, check the position of the discharge chute; if it is on the right side angled back, the blade turns clockwise.
Why does my mower leave stragglers?
Driving faster than the mower blades and deck can process overwhelms the deck and leaves behind stragglers and clumping. Slowing down the drive speed of a mower allows the blades enough time to lift, cut and discharge grass clippings evenly.
What happens if I mow leaves instead of raking?
You can skip raking completely by mowing over leaves and chopping them into small pieces. The more grass you see, the more quickly those leaf pieces will decompose. As the leaf bits settle onto soil between grass blades, microbes start the process of decomposition.
What happens if you mow over leaves?
Mowing over leaves breaks them down into small pieces, which causes them to decompose quickly, returning precious organic matter to the soil. Mowed leaves can also be used to create free garden mulch. Plus, it completely eliminates the need to rake and bag leaves.
Do mower blades have to be lined up?
Do mower blades have to be lined up? Blades are lined up when they are fitted to the new machine and held in place by the spindles and the pins so you should not have to touch them. The way they are set up when they leave the factory is the setting needed to give the best possible cut.
Why is my mower leaving stragglers?