Providing Lawn Care & Landscaping to Salt Lake City, Riverton, Herriman, West Jordan, Murray, Holladay, Millcreek, Cottonwood Heights, Draper, Sandy, South Jordan, Sugar House & Surrounding Areas.
Holmes Lawn & Pest in Draper and Salt Lake City Utah


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August – Proper Mowing Techniques

Weekly lawn mowing services in Salt Lake City

We are now in the middle of summer.  For that reason we hope you have raised the height of your lawnmower as we recommended in June.  There are also other mowing techniques to help ensure your lawn is healthy and attractive.

Bag or Mulch – In almost every case we recommend that you mulch the grass clippings.   They have a high amount of nutrients and water to naturally feed your lawn.  And contrary to many beliefs, thatch build up is not cause by grass clippings.

When to mow your lawn – It is harmful to your lawn to cut more than 1/3 of the total blade at any one time.  For this reason we recommend that you cut your lawn once per week regularly.

We also recommend to avoid mowing your lawn when it is wet.  Mowing a wet lawn will cause any disease that may be present to spread quickly.  It will also compact the soil from the weight of the mower which can reduce root growth and look unattractive.

Also if possible, switch the direction you mow every week.  If you mow north and south the first week, make sure to mow east and west the next.  If you mow the same direction every time, your grass will begin to lay down from being pushed over in the same direction and also cause tire ruts.  This will not only create an unhealthy cut, but also one that is not pleasing to the eye.

For more tips to create a healthy and attractive lawn, read our “How to get a beautiful lawn” article.  There are many tips from watering properly to fertilizing and mowing correctly.


We guarantee that you will be absolutely thrilled with the quality of our service and team… so happy that you will recommend us to your friends and neighbors. Frankly, we want to care for your property forever. You are the judge! If our work is not excellent, we will fix the item in question for FREE. There’s more… if the item in question is not fixed to your total satisfaction we will pay one of our competitors of your choice to fix the issue. Absolutely nothing is more important to us than your complete satisfaction. Let us prove it to you!


We believe the words of our satisfied customers are the measure of our success. Read what they have to say and decide for yourself.
Then give us a call and experience true professional landscape maintenance services.
Testimonial from Scott Cruze on Google
Scott Cruze
This is one fantastic and honest company. Where most companies seem to be very dollar oriented this company is all about quality which is something I really appreciate! They've helped me out with several problems within my property management portfolio and I can't say enough good about their service.
Testimonial from Tyler Andersen
Tyler Andersen
Holmes Lawn & Pest has always done an excellent job for us!

Easy to work with, prompt, and the yard looks better than the neighbors (after all, that's what we're all going for, right?). They even edged the curbing in the yard!
Testimonial From Ivy Brown on Google
Ivy Brown
HIGHLY RECOMMEND Holmes Lawn & Pest.

I have been with them for many years! I do not have to think about my yard.

They do it right, always on time and with integrity.
Testimonial for Spencer Romney
Spencer Romney
They take care of approximately 10 commercial locations we manage. If there is ever a complaint/issue Travis has it remediated that day.

I highly recommend Holmes Lawn & Pest for any of your Residential/Commercial landscaping needs.
Testimonial from Cam Holt on Google
Cam Holt
I have used Holmes Lawn & Pest for lawn aeration the last three years if that says anything about their service.

They do a great job, are extremely professional, and are well priced. I recommend them to friends all the time. I strongly recommend giving them a try.
Testimonial from Jared Schiers
Jared Schiers
Travis and crew consistently do a great job on our yard. They are there when committed and always leave the property looking great - trees and shrubs trimmed, yard edged, trimmings gone and all without headache or hassle. ... Very flexible and accommodating when we have needed special services done in advance of backyard get togethers.