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Old 03-30-2013, 11:33 AM
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Snow down on the Prairie where many of the old grass seed growers field from years ago have been clear for some time. Overnight temps high 20's low 30's daytime highs 40's to even 60's.

It's low mowing season now and has been since mid late March.

If this drier weather continues it will be the ever popular and sometimes expensive power raking season for those who didn't put down Fall fert for proper Spring green up and other assorted reasons.

Just for the record in repeated tests on my own lawn low Spring mowing in the range of 1.5 to 2.25" promotes a faster green up than power raking. Vastly less damage to the crowns of the turf yet stimulates the crowns and pulls off dormant debris.

Maybe I will be convinced other wise but I just am not a fan of Fall scalp mowing much below 2.25". My Fall low mow was 3.25".


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