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Old 06-10-2008, 06:12 PM
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study on mowing short

does anyone know of a study that proves that mowing the lawn low actually makes the grass grow quicker?

i once read this somewhere, but can't remember where. i would like to send this to a few of my idiot customers who whack their lawns to the dirt.
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Old 06-10-2008, 07:02 PM
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depends on the lawn. From what I understand if you keep a bermuda lawn short instead of growing up it will grow out. Fescue will only get hurt, it doesn't really grow out at all, it needs to grow up.
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Old 06-11-2008, 07:46 PM
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there is definitely a study on it, but here is an article. anyone know of a study published. little more credible.

http://www.greenviewfertilizer.com/articles/lawn-mowing
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Old 06-11-2008, 07:54 PM
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heres something on fescue.
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File Type: doc Why fescue isn.doc (22.5 KB, 18 views)
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Old 06-11-2008, 09:52 PM
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i dont have a study, but i can say with certainty that if you cut the grass we have short it looks like shite, the 2 inch mow will make a sand lot in no time, 4 inches and your going to be green all the time, that also means some extra cuts on the first couple of mows
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Old 06-11-2008, 11:16 PM
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it all depends on the lawn of course. My lawn is a rug in every way. You step on it and nothing goes above the bottom of your shoe. Other lawns like mine are about 2 in avg. I use a reel, lot more maintenance but boy does it look good. Once I get it sanded it will be perfect.
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Old 06-11-2008, 11:54 PM
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I think this article will have what you are looking for.
mowing practices
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Old 06-12-2008, 12:47 AM
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DGL does it look like this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7z8186PJhg

your gona split a side,LOL
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