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Tips for Getting a Professional Looking Lawn

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020
Stripes help make a lawn look professional

Wondering how to get a professional looking lawn this year? We have six professional lawn tips to make your lawn the envy of the neighborhood.

Keep Blades Sharp: It doesn’t matter how powerful and technologically advanced your mower is if the blades are dull. Dull mower blades tear grass and result in an uneven, ragged edge, rather than a clean cut. Hundreds of thousands of grass blades with ragged edges will result in a ragged and uneven lawn. Mower blades should be sharpened every 20 to 25 hours, so for most homeowners, that’s once or twice a year. Pro tip: Make sharpening blades part of your spring mower maintenance.

Wondering how to get a professional looking lawn this year? We have six tips to make your lawn the envy of the neighborhood.

Mow Often, Cut Less: Trimming less from the grass but mowing more often will mean that your lawn doesn’t get long and look overgrown. And nothing looks less like a professionally mown lawn than one that’s overgrown and weedy. Additionally, even sharp blades can tear long grass, especially if you didn’t adjust the mower height correctly. Never mow more than one-third of the grass blade at a time.

Don’t Get in a Rut: Over time, using the same starting points and path to mow your lawn will create wear patterns. This can create ruts and uneven spots that cause scalping. Make a practice of mowing rows one week, and diagonals the next.

Show Your Stripes: Nothing makes a lawn stand out quite like stripes or patterns, and pros are masters at this. Adding a striping kit—a roller that pushes the grass down after it’s cut—will make your stripes stand out and accentuate patterns.

Edge After You Mow: Edging really adds that professional finish. The pros typically use a string trimmer with the guard removed to edge along fences, sidewalks and garden beds, and that sharp line is the difference between mowing your lawn and manicuring it. Whether you use a trimmer, a power edger or the old-fashioned step edger, taking the time to edge will help your lawn stand out.

Spot Treat Weeds: Spot treat weeds early to prevent them from spreading. Ideally, you want to spray weeds like dandelions and clover before they flower and go to seed.

Following these six professional lawn tips will go a long way to keeping your lawn Instagram-worthy all summer long. Of course, a professional grade mower will also help. Whether you need a 21” self-propelling mower or 60” residential zero-turn mower, Exmark mowers offer durability, comfort, and legendary quality of cut. Find your local Exmark dealer.

How to Mow Like a Pro

Sunday, May 15th, 2016

(StatePoint) You might not earn your living taking care of lawns, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get the same quality of cut as landscape pros.

For a consistently superior cut, experts say average consumers should look for Exmark Lazer Z E-Series commercial zero-turn mowercommercial grade products.

“Homeowners can also benefit from the performance and reliability a true commercial mower offers,” says Lloyd von Scheliha, product manager at Exmark, a leading manufacturer of lawn care equipment. “You’ll get lawn care done faster and it will look better in the end. Your mower will also last longer and require less maintenance.”

Homeowners should be advised however that the term “commercial grade” is thrown around a lot these days in advertising. If you’re in the market for a new mower, you should understand what commercial grade really means before making a purchase.

“Take a look at the equipment your local landscape professionals are using and you`ll get a good feel for what commercial mowers look like,” says von Scheliha.

He says homeowners should consider the following:

  • Your mower should offer superior durability to stand the test of time. Look for fabricated cutting decks, which are stiffer, stronger and more durable than stamped decks — even reinforced models. The durability advantage should extend to the components as well.
  • Productivity and maneuverability in a mower offer average consumers time-savings, reducing the time that’s needed to cut a lawn, and then do trim work. Consider a zero-turn mower, which delivers a finished appearance more quickly than other mower types.
  • Even a commercial mower will deliver superior results longer if you perform routine maintenance. Always consult your owner’s manual to determine what specific maintenance is necessary for your machine. Cleaning, sharpening or replacing blades as they dull, replacing belts as they become worn, oil and filter changes, and other specific maintenance as outlined in your owner’s manual, will improve equipment performance and longevity.

More information about lawn care and commercial grade lawn equipment can be found at

This season, take steps to be informed so you can mow like a pro.

Hunt Brothers Pizza and Exmark Help People ‘Mow Like a Pro’

Sunday, August 30th, 2015

Exmark Mow Like a Pro Home PageExmark and Hunt Brothers Pizza teamed up again in 2015 to present the Mow Like a Pro sweepstakes, and the winners recently received their new professional-grade Exmark mowers.

Today, we’ll introduce you to a number of 2015 Mow Like a Pro winners and their new Exmark machines.

Mow Like a Pro - Wayne Sparks

2015 Mow Like a Pro grand prize winner, Wayne Sparks, sits with his new Exmark Lazer Z X-Series mower.

Wayne Sparks of Cusseta, Georgia is the grand prize winner of the 2015 Mow Like a Pro sweepstakes. He took home a top-of-the-line Exmark Lazer Z X-Series zero-turn riding mower valued at more than $12,000.

“I couldn’t be more excited,” Sparks said. “Owning my own landscape business means I need quality mowers I can rely on, so winning one of the top mowers on the market is a blessing.

“It’s great to finally have a new mower after wanting one for a very long time. Not only do I have the equipment I need to start cutting more grass, I can do it in style!”

Joshua Calkins - Mow Like a Pro

First place winner, Joshua Calkins, and his new Exmark Pioneer S-Series mower.

The first place prize — an Exmark Pioneer S-Series zero-turn riding mower valued at more than $7,000 — went to Joshua Calkins of Montere, Louisiana.

Puxico, Missouri’s Regina Hale took home the second place prize: an Exmark Quest S-Series Front Steer riding mower. The machine is Exmark’s first steering wheel-equipped zero-turn rider and it’ll make quick work of Hale’s property.

Three third place winners each took home a new Exmark Commercial 30 walk-behind mower, including: Suzanne Looney of Nettleton, Mississippi; Mathel Carter of Clarks, Louisiana; and Michelle Adams of Albany, Louisiana.

Regina Hale - Mow Like a Pro

Second place winner, Regina Hale, looks ready to mow on her new Exmark Quest S-Series mower.

In addition to the six mowers, Hunt Bros Pizza and Exmark gave away 100 pairs of safety sunglasses (4th place prize) and 100 pairs of work gloves (5th place prize). Click here to see a complete list of secondary prize winners.

“On behalf of Hunt Brothers Pizza, we congratulate all the winners of the ‘Mow Like a Pro’ sweepstakes and thank all participants for their support,” said Keith Solsvig, vice president of marketing at Hunt Brothers Pizza. “The sweepstakes provided us an opportunity to connect with and reward many of our fans that are landscapers and enjoy the outdoors with a quality prize from one of the best brands in the landscaping industry.”

Stop back Wednesday, September 2 to learn more about how you could get a chance to win your own new Exmark mower!