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Old 06-28-2012, 08:12 AM
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Lawns turning brown!

Hello everyone,

If you saw my post yesterday you'd know I was having issues with my mower and was considering a new unit. I found the part to fix my scag but my carpal tunnel still is killing me but I'll live.

A lot of my lawns are turning brown. I have a 36 inch scag belt drive walk behind with the older original deck. It keeps ripping the grass tips no matter what how sharp the blades are. I have the Gator G6 blades and the engine is a 12.5HP Kohler command. I believe my lawns are dying even faster because the tips are getting ripped but of course with 100 degree heat and no rain/water its going to die.

What do you all do to keep money coming in when it gets like this?
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Old 06-28-2012, 08:28 AM
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I've planned on it being like this since the beginning... every year, nonirrigated lawns are going to dryup(except last year)... the grass is stressed and it shows in your 'brown tips' no matter how sharp your blades are... I've already stopped mowing non-irrigated lawns 3-4 weeks ago...
Mowing stressed turf is not a good thing, although we will do a fresh mow for the 4th... that will likely be an unpleasant dusty experience...
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Old 06-28-2012, 08:32 AM
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Also not sure if a Gator blade is the best blade for this time of year. Think they create to much turbulence to give a clean cut. Just my two cents an at.
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Old 06-28-2012, 07:22 PM
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When the lawns are in that bad of shape, putting your mower on it is only going to make it worse. The best thing is to target irrigated lawns and commercial properties.
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Old 06-28-2012, 07:25 PM
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sell an irrigation system.
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Old 06-28-2012, 07:34 PM
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I think I'll subscribe to every drought thread and go into a deep depression.
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Old 06-28-2012, 07:37 PM
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I do every thing in my power to pre-condition my lawns in the spring for drought and watering restrictions. Some still crisp up but then they need work later to recover.
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Old 06-28-2012, 08:08 PM
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Cutting dry grass is the worse, its just as bad as rolling over fresh dog poop.
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Old 06-28-2012, 08:29 PM
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If they don't water at all this won't help, but I put out a moisture manager this time of year. Last year I used Revive, but this year I'm using the Lesco moisture manager. The good news about this is you can make some money on it if you buy in bulk (same way as you do granular fertilizer- just use your head). You don't have to have a pesticide license to spray it either. It's organic as it's just humectants (sugars).
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Old 06-28-2012, 08:38 PM
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If they don't water at all this won't help, but I put out a moisture manager this time of year. Last year I used Revive, but this year I'm using the Lesco moisture manager. The good news about this is you can make some money on it if you buy in bulk (same way as you do granular fertilizer- just use your head). You don't have to have a pesticide license to spray it either. It's organic as it's just humectants (sugars).
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