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Tips on Cutting Meadow Grass

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Meadow might be quite beautiful and rich in colors, however when it is overgrown with wild grasses, the view is not that pleasant. Here we present the easy-to-follow tips on cutting the meadow grasses, to make the meadow more organized and nice to look at.

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Meadow Lawn Tips

So, first of all you need to prepare the space by removing all of the seedlings and meadow flowers by hand. In order to clean the meadow from grasses you will need: a scythe, a  rake, hand shears (for small areas), string trimmers (for large areas).

Once you collect all ripe seedlings, which you will use during the next year season, you will need to cut down the grasses using a scythe. Be very careful when using a scythe, as its blade is very sharp. Cut the grass, that is approximately 2 inches tall.

cutting meadow grass

When you are done with that, collect the grasses and flowers from the meadow. However it is best to leave them for a couple of days on the ground, so that the extra seeds would fall into the soil. To remove the grasses, use the rake and then collect and place them onto the cart.

If you leave the grass on the ground it can spoil the soil, because it can cause a thatch to form that may smother plants. However, if left untouched, the grasses may also increase the fertility of the soil and provoke competition between different plants, which means that the coarser grasses will rule over any wildflowers.

cutting meadow grass

If there are some smaller areas, which you can’t get hold of with a scythe, use hand shears or string trimmers, depending on the size of the area. The latter ones require less time, and will cut grasses on the desired level.

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