It might come as a surprise to many of you, but most homeowners, when mowing high grass, do not take the necessary precautions. That is why we are writing this article. If you are mowing tall grass yourself, and not hiring a commercial mowing service, then you really need to read this article.
We are Keith’s Tractor Mowing, and we’ve been mowing overgrown grass, an acre of more, in the Fort Worth area for a long, long time. Call us when the job is too large for you to handle, and you need a pro to tackle that acreage mowing for you.
The problems with mowing high grass.
The problems are many. Rocks, sticks, pieces of metal, discarded pieces of plastic, all of these things are potential projectiles, and all can potentially wreck the blades of your mower. There is a very good reason why companies like Keith’s Tractor Mowing carry a $1,000,000 general liability insurance plan, to protect the company in case of physical injury or property damage. And, if those companies feel that type of insurance is necessary, there must be a very real reason for that . . . and it is that real reason you should be concerned about.
We are not here to share horror stories with you, but an insurance agent will gladly tell you about the number of people, each year, who suffer injury while mowing, or the amount of property damage which occurs each year when flying debris damages structures and vehicles.
Tips for mowing high grass.
If you are determined to proceed, there are a few tips we have for you.
One, wear protective clothing, and that includes gloves and eye wear.
Two, pick up everything from the ground, where you will be mowing, before you begin.
Three, make sure you are using a mower designed for tall grass. This mean the strongest steel in the blades, and the strongest engine in the mower. This will be expensive, for those mowers are not cheap, but it will pay dividends in the long run.
What to do if you can’t handle the job.
If you decide mowing high grass is too dangerous, or too time-consuming, or just too much of a project for you to handle, there are always commercial mowing services available to you. They have the proper equipment to handle the job. They have the expertise to handle the job. And they have the insurance to cover any problem which may arise.
If they don’t have those three things i.e. proper equipment, expertise, and insurance, it is our suggestion that you keep looking for a company until you find one which does have those qualifications. The only thing worse than not hiring a commercial mowing service is to hire one which is not professional in their approach to the job.
A final word from Keith’s Tractor Mowing
Keith’s Tractor Mowing is a local company, and we are respected by homeowners, farmers, ranchers, municipalities, and commercial companies. For the best in lot mowing, church mowing, pipeline mowing, or any other mowing job over an acre, Keith’s is the name to remember.