Bigger isn’t always better.
Especially when you’re choosing a lawn mowing service for your property.
Damage from large, heavy mowers is a common problem on small residential yards. From wheel tracks in the grass to root compaction, these issues can build up and take a serious toll on the health of your lawn.
It may seem efficient to choose the biggest mower with the widest blade—but the right equipment for the job is what’s most important.
So it’s crucial to find a lawn mowing service that will bring appropriate equipment and smart mowing practices to your property, no matter the size.
Here’s what to look for:
Lawn Mowing Service for Small and Residential Yards
Lightweight walk-behind mowers are best for the average residential yard in Gainesville and North Central Florida.
That’s because a big mower will need to take lots of tight turns around a small yard, twisting the wheels into the grass and tearing it up. It’s especially an issue in this region because St. Augustine grass, the typical household grass, is so delicate.
Small mowers also won’t cause compaction in your yard.
Week after week, a heavy mower will compact the soil and grass roots in a small yard. Compaction makes it difficult for your lawn to get the nutrients and water it needs to thrive.
Even if you’re confident that your lawn service is using the right sized mower for your yard, ask if they make sure to “change the angle of cut” while mowing. The correct answer is yes—this just means they won’t be mowing the same path every time, another major factor in compaction.
Sun Power Lawn Care has a dedicated small-yard mowing team for these reasons. We use a 33” walk-behind mower to handle tight turns and cut clean lines, even in small spaces.
Plus, one of the perks of being an electric lawn care service is that our mowers are lighter than gas-powered equivalents. Good for the earth, good for your grass!
Lawn Mowing Service for Large Properties
While large mowers can be a problem on small yards, that doesn’t mean there’s no use for them.
Bigger commercial properties are perfect for large ride-top mowers. With enough space to make wide turns and use a variety of cutting paths, many of the problems you see on small yards are eliminated.
The Sun Power Lawn Care team is excited to be expanding our service to large properties, with a new 48” mower. This ride mower is designed to efficiently mow lawns up to three acres.
And don’t forget—it’s electric! All the power of a gas ride mower, but lighter and easier on grass.
Want to learn more about the mowing and lawn care services that are right for your property? Contact Sun Power Lawn Care with questions or for a free estimate.Contact SPLC