How to measure lawnmower cutting height?
Gardening is not an easy task especially when you are maintaining a lawn. On the lawn, you have to deal with many things like plants, newly grown grass, weeds, and many more. To make your lawn beautiful and cozy you need to put effort into this purpose you have to know how to mow properly. Mowing the grass is a hectic job especially when you are not using a proper lawn mower.
In today’s era, lawnmower technology is growing fast, and the latest model is equipped with advanced features. One of the amazing features is the height adjustment in your mower. You have to set the height according to your requirement. If you set it wrong it will surely not cut the grass as per your requirement and annoying for you so the question is “How to measure lawnmower cutting height?”
In this blog, I will teach you the best method to measure the correct height of your lawnmower, which gives your lawn a beautiful and excellent cut. After reading this article, you are able to adjust your lawnmower height correctly on your own.
UNDERSTANDING THE CUTTING HEIGHT OF YOUR LAWNMOWER
It is important to understand what cutting height is before diving into the measurement process. The cutting height of a lawnmower refers to the distance between the ground and the cutting blade of your lawnmower. There are many factors that influence the ideal cutting height like, grass type, its health, seasonal variation, and the desired appearance of your lawn.
ESSENTIAL TOOLS FOR MEASURING THE CUTTING HEIGHT
To measure the cutting height efficiently, you need some important tools. These tools include a measuring tape, and cutting height gauge. These tools are used for measuring cutting height correctly. You also use the smartphone to calculate the height after measurement. You may use the calculator or install any additional application for this purpose.
THREE STEPS TO MEASURE THE CUTTING HEIGHT OF YOUR LAWNMOWER
Step 1: IDENTIFY THE TYPE OF GRASS IN YOUR LAWN
In the first step, you need to know the grass type of your lawn. Without knowing about the grass type you are unable to measure the height properly. Different types of grasses grow in different climates, regions, and soil types.
For example, Fescue, Kentucky bluegrass, and Perennial ryegrass will be cut in the ranges between 0.75 inches to 4 inches maximum. Similarly cutting height for Bahia grass, centipede grass, and Bermuda grass ranges between 0.5 Inches to 3 inches approximately.
STEP 2: MEASURING THE CUTTING HEIGHT
In the second step, start measuring using tape/ ruler to measure the distance from the ground to the blade. Always measure near the blade’s housing, because after housing lawnmower blades do not cut the grass.
The height adjustment is done using the height adjustment lever in a small lawnmower it is in a small size but in a larger lawnmower, it is in a bigger size. You can adjust the height accordingly.
STEP 3: TEST MOWING YOUR LAWN
In the third step, you can mow a patch of your lawn with your set cutting height. Check the grass level after mowing and if you found incorrect, adjust the height again. By this step, you can note the correct height for your lawn for future mowing.
To conclude, Cutting height adjustment is an important factor to make your lawn beautiful. Correct height adjustment promotes a healthy lawn. But many people are struggling and confused about setting cutting height adjustments in the lawn mower.
I will explain cutting height measurement in easy three steps. By following these three steps you can adjust your lawnmower height correctly. Nowadays, lawnmowers come up with many cutting height adjustments. If you know how to measure the correct height you can use the feature. If you are new you may face difficulty in selecting the correct height. To address this problem this article will surely help you in adjusting and measuring the desired cutting height of your lawnmower.
About Naveed A Hashmi
In my childhood, I used to see my parents while working in the land, for these reasons today I have been serving the same as our own tradition and culture. I thus love to stay in it, because I want to learn something advanced and new so that I may improve my farm’s contour and help others with my experience.