Tips For Mowing Overgrown Grass

mowing overgrown grass

Anyone with any lawnmowing experience has, at some point, faced mowing overgrown grass.  And, if you have done that, you realize just how difficult it is.  Hopefully, this insider information shared here, about mowing high grass, will help you the next time you face an overgrown mess in your yard.

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The first problem mowing overgrown grass presents.

If you have ever tried to mow grass which is six inches, nine inches, even a foot in length, you know just how difficult that task is.  If your mower is even capable of actually chopping down the grasses, the end result looks like a butcher job.

The problem is in your equipment.  Standard residential mowers are incapable of mowing tall grasses. The blades are not heavy enough, the blades are not strong enough, and the blade revolutions are not fast enough.  It’s really just a simple matter of physics; you are trying to accomplish a task the machinery was not designed to accomplish.  It’s that simple!

Commercial mowers like the riding mowers or tractor mowers have extremely strong steel in the blades; the blades themselves are very heavy; and the revolutions are much higher because the engines are much larger.

The second problem mowing overgrown grass presents.

The second problem you face in mowing tall grasses is one of safety.  There is a very good reason why our company, Keith’s Tractor Mowing, carries $1,000,000 general liability insurance to every job we do, and that reason is danger.  Operating heavy equipment is dangerous.  Trying to mow tall grasses with any kind of mower is dangerous.

Tall grasses will clog the blades of a residential mower, and the statistics are staggering regarding homeowners trying to reach inside to unclog the blades, losing fingers in the process.

In addition, the taller the grass, the easier it is for objects to become buried, and hidden, in that grass.  Rocks, sticks, piece of metal, nails, all can become flying weapons when hit by blades which are spinning at thousands of rpms per minute.

You must not only use the correct equipment, but you must wear protective clothing as though you were heading off to do battle.

Prepare the worst while hoping for the best.

Use the best equipment for the job; dress protective clothing for the job; and if in doubt, swallow your pride and fork out the money necessary to have a commercial mowing company do the work for you.  At the risk of sounding self-serving, you are much better off paying a commercial mower to cut the grass down to a manageable level one time, and then you staying on top of the job, weekly if necessary, using your residential equipment.

A final word about Keith’s Tractor Mowing.

Keith’s Tractor Mowing takes on the tough jobs one acre or larger, using the best equipment, and protecting you with our general liability insurance. Call us today when the job is too large for you to handle, but you want it handled by the very best.