Yes. For example, you should alternate the direction in which you mow the lawn each mowing session. By mowing the wrong way (in this regard), your grass will "get into a rut" (literally). That is, if your mower wheels pass over the same area in the same direction each time you mow, they'll form ruts over time.
Mowing the lawn the right way and switching mowing patterns also wisely avoids having the mower blade beating at the grass in the same direction every session, which discourages your grass from standing up straight (it's always being pressured to lean in one particular direction).
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