Size Matters: Choosing the Right Lawn Mowing Service for Your Property 5

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Some need a massive lawn mowing service. Most don’t.

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.

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5 thoughts on “Size Matters: Choosing the Right Lawn Mowing Service for Your Property

  • Annika Larson

    Recently, my husband and I moved to a new home that has a much larger lawn than our previous yard. We are looking to find the right lawn mower to help us properly maintain our property. I hadn’t thought about how a large, heavy lawn mower would compact the soil and grass roots, so we’ll be sure to use the right size.

  • Sandra Hexner

    Thank you for all this great information about choosing a lawn care service! I really like your point about how even the size of the lawn mower is important and I’m glad that you described that yard because it looks like that I’ll need a company that provides a specific service for small delicate yards. We just moved and our I want to hire someone else to take care of it since I’ve never done that before.

  • Braden Bills

    I want to make sure that I get my lawn taken care of properly. It makes sense that I would want to find a professional who can do it for me! I’ll make sure that I get one that uses a good mower. A small one would work fine for my yard, since it isn’t too big.

  • Scott Adams

    It’s interesting that you talked about choosing a company that will use a small mower if your yard is small, so your lawn doesn’t end up compacted. I have been looking for someone to work on my yard, because I’m too old to do it anymore. I can see how it would be good to find someone that uses a smaller mower, that way they will be able to cut more precisely.

  • Gloria Durst

    I like how you say that you would want to find a lawn care service that has the right sized mower for your yard. It would make sense to find someone who has a smaller lawn mower if you don’t have a really big yard. My sister is looking for someone to help take care of her grass, so she’ll have to find someone who has the right size mower.