You've been mowing your lawn wrong – expert shares method for fresh looking grass

Mowing the lawn
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Your lawn mowing routine is crucial for maintaining a thriving grass.

Whether you're an experienced gardener or a beginner, understanding the basics can transform your lawn into a lush, green sanctuary. It may seem like a straightforward task, but many people have been getting it wrong.

A gardening expert, who posts online as Black Lotus Gardening on TikTok, has gone viral after they made people realise their mistakes with a viral video on social media. In the TikTok clip, which gained over 35,000 views, the bloke from Melbourne, was seen struggling to trim the overgrown grass.

But he told fans there was a simple "method will change your life". He wrote: "I used to just smash the lawn mower into the tall grass and pray to the lawn gods. Then after gaining enough exp, I decided that it worked out to be faster mowing the lawn twice."

He was seen going over the grass after using a switch on the side of the mower to make it higher.

Then he gave the grass a quick once over to remove some of the length, before using a switch on the side of the mower to put it back down to the desired trim.

He added: "Once on a high setting and then again on the desired setting. It's a bonus if you line trim the edges in between since it is easier to see and you can catch it on the second run-through."

TikTok users were left stunned by the clip as many people didn't know they could adjust the trim on their lawnmowers. One user said: "Oh, you're a genius I would have never figured that out."

Another person chimed in: "Nah, just lift the front of the mower when it's about to shut off," while a third remarked: "Wait... mowers can be adjusted?"