Safety Tips When Cutting Overgrown Grass

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If you are a property owner, and if you are considering cutting overgrown grass, we urge you to read this article before you begin that task.  Cutting tall grass can be a dangerous task, and we sure don’t want you getting hurt because you lacked the proper information before starting.

We are Keith’s Tractor Mowing, serving the fine people of Fort Worth, Texas, and we know a thing or two about acreage mowing and taking on the tough jobs like cutting overgrown grass. Call us for all of your commercial mowing services.

Now, though, let’s talk about some safety tips before you head out into the tall grass.

Have the right equipment

Overgrown grass, and we are talking about grass a foot in length, or more, is no job for a residential mower.  A TORO push mower does not have the power to take on a job like that. The blades are not sharp enough to cut the vegetation properly.  And, if we are talking about lot mowing, a job of an acre or more, it will simply take you too long to do the job.

Dull blades and slow blade revolutions means trouble, and trouble means potential damage/injury.

Walk the property you want to mow

Why walk the property?  You want to find hidden projectiles before they become projectiles.  Rocks, sticks, pieces of metal, all of these things are usually hidden in the tall grass, and every single one of them can be thrown hundreds of feet by a mower. Walk the property and remove them before you start mowing.

Shoo away your family and animals

While we are on the topic of projectiles, make sure your family members and pets are nowhere to be found while you mow that acreage.  You would be amazed by the number of serious injuries which are incurred each year by people getting hit by pieces of metal, or rocks, when someone else mowed tall grass nearby.

Check your insurance

This may not be a safety tip, but it is a tip which will save you a whole lot of money. Make sure your property insurance covers any possible damage caused by those projectiles we mentioned earlier.  A broken window is one thing.  A damaged car is quite another.

Be smart and hire a commercial lawn cutting company

At the risk of sounding self-serving, we believe any acreage mowing job should be performed by a professional mowing company.  They have the equipment to handle any job. They have brush hogs for the really tough vegetation. They have liability insurance to cover any damages. And they have experience to avoid any problems so those problems can’t happen.  Yes, you will pay a commercial lawn cutting company, but it is a small price to pay for the safety of your family members and the protection of your property.

A word about Keith’s Tractor Mowing

Keith’s Tractor Mowing is a trusted name in the Fort Worth area, providing quality commercial mowing services for a number of years.  Call them for any commercial job over an acre, and know that you are calling experience and quality service.