Cutting overgrown grass presents a whole set of problems not usually faced by homeowners, and property owners, who are fastidious about mowing their properties, and who never allow their grass to reach the “overgrown” stage. In this article we will talk about the best methods for safely dealing with cutting tall grass. We are Keith’s Tractor Mowing of Fort Worth, a trusted name in acreage mowing and cutting long grass in large spaces. Call us for a price quote and a consultation about your property.
Cutting overgrown grass with a residential mower
You’ve got yourself a nice little Honda residential mower. It is purported to be one of the best for landscaping, advertising clean cuts, guaranteed to present you, the homeowner, with a uniform cut each and every time you mow your lawn.
And, it just might do that, provided you don’t allow your grass to grow longer than a couple inches. All is well with mowers like that, at least until you forget to mow one week, or your mower breaks down and your lovely, immaculate lawn is suddenly overgrown and looking like it is beyond repair. At that point, your little Honda is not up to the task. It will cut some and knock flat more on the first cut of that overgrown grass. It will miss some of the remaining grass on the second cut. The blades are not sharp enough, and the engine is not power enough, to take on the long stuff. Trust us! We know!
Weed whacker plus mower
If you’ve got a lot of time on your hands, you can revert to weed-whacking and then mowing. This is a fairly effective method of tackling long grass, but it is also very time-consuming.
A John Deere riding mower will do a much better job, but it will also cost you about triple what a residential, walk-behind mower will cost you and, quite frankly, those ride-alongs are fairly dangerous for someone not trained in their operation. Many a property owner has had one of those mowers tip over on inclines, leading to some serious injuries. Mind you, we have nothing against the riding lawnmowers; we are simply saying they require extra caution and a larger bank account.
Heavy duty tractor mower
Without a doubt, the best method of cutting tall grass is to employ someone to cut your grass with a tractor mower. The heavy duty models have sharper, heavier blades, and stronger, more powerful engines, and they make short work of tough, uneven, overgrown grass. Yes, it a bit pricey to pay someone for lot mowing services, but if you are careful not to let your grass reach those long lengths in the future, you will only pay once for a tractor mowing service.
You might pay a hundred bucks, or so, for one acre of mowing using this method, but compare that to the price of a riding mower and there really is no comparison.
A final word about Keith’s Tractor Mowing
Trusted and well-known in the Fort Worth community, Keith’s Tractor Mowing is the name to remember for all of those tough jobs requiring cutting overgrown grass. Call us! We will come out, assess your situation, and provide a solution at a fair price.