View Full Version : End of year scalping cool season grasses?

10-24-2006, 12:37 AM
What is the healthy way to care for bluegrass, fescue, and ryegrass at the end of they year, I have a customer that called and asked me to cut super short on the last mow. This year I got a new client whose grass was like 1" at the start of the year and it was weeks behind in needing the first mow compared to other customers and it was also the most weed infested.

So whats the word?

10-24-2006, 12:59 AM
Don't cut it short this year at all. Finish the season at the normal mowing height. Scalp it, if you want, first thing next season...

10-24-2006, 02:01 AM
We just had a rather extensive discussion on this. Use the word scalp in a search, and it should bring it up. :)

10-24-2006, 10:49 AM
I don't think scalping fescue is a good thing. The condition of the lawn you mentioned is an example. Warm season grasses like bermuda can be treated differently, someone from the south would be more knowledgable, but I would advise against scalping a cool season lawn. It will only damage it.