Proper timing is also very important. It should be dictated by how fast your grass is growing – not by the calendar. Like we mentioned earlier, to keep your lawn looking its best you should only remove one-third of the grass blade with each mowing. This may require mowing more often than once a week.
Another good tip is changing the direction you mow each time. This will help maintain an upright growing manner. It will also help reduce wear and tear on your lawn. Alternating directions will also decrease the possibility of scalping (when you set the mower to its lowest setting in order to mow your lawn, and clip so low that you expose the stems of your blades of grass).