the mowing direction
Grass tends to grow in the direction it is mowed. To prevent your
lawn from appearing to lean one way or the other, vary your mowing
direction each time you mow. This will keep your grass looking
straighter as well as prevent a washboard effect. To make sure
that you mow the entire lawn, overlap each pass by several inches.
Mowing the lawn soon after it has been watered will cause the grass
to stick to the mower blades and clog the mower. Wait until the
blades have had time to dry before mowing.
Photo by Cheryl Reynolds