Originally Posted by Chilehead
Number one, I always keep the blades sharp. Secondly, I normally double cut if dewey. There are 2 ways to double cut. You can go forth and then back over the same stripe before proceeding to the next one, or you can mow the whole yard once, then again in a perpendicular direction. I prefer the latter because it allows the cut clippings to dry out a little as the sun comes up, and it allows for the coveted "plaid stripes".
I do not however lower the deck on the second go around. I find that mowing it twice at the same deck height does better than raising the deck for the first round, then lowering it to the desired height for the second round.
Yup that's what I do for the most part...even when it's later in the day and near ideal mowing conditions. most of my lawns are double cut unless I bag....or am forced to due to wet conditions or excessive growth.
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