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Old 09-24-2013, 10:56 PM
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I'd rather cut in 3 different ways and have it take a few more minutes. Then to have ruts from going the same way all the time and the yard not look smooth.
Same here. I mow at least three different patterns, sometimes four. Not only does it keep the ruts away, it is healthier for the lawn when you keep the tires from passing over the same ground as often. Plus, it leaves a nice look to nice grass.
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Old 09-24-2013, 11:44 PM
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Same here. I mow at least three different patterns, sometimes four. Not only does it keep the ruts away, it is healthier for the lawn when you keep the tires from passing over the same ground as often. Plus, it leaves a nice look to nice grass.
Same here. I do all 4 ways. A 1/4 turn each week. It makes sure the lawn gets even compaction.
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Old 09-25-2013, 05:06 AM
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im glad im not only one that mows different ways to keep a lawn smooth
not sure what you guys mean? This pic was from 2 or 3 years ago but im sure the following week i went side to side, or up and down
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Old 09-25-2013, 05:15 AM
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nj, huh? Cutting much blue grass there? I've been meaning to start a thread about my least favorite grass...and i'd vote for blue grass. I cut tall (3.5"-4") due to our regional climate...and blue grass seems to need to be cut shorter (and bagged) to really look its best i think. While i only have 2 'true' bg lawns...i'm not as satisfied with how they look after cutting/side-discharging compared to our more usual fescue lawns.

I think the real problem with bg is how thick it is...therefore it can't absorb clippings as well as fescue when side-discharging. Granted, bg will repair itself in the spring/fall. But, our usual hot/humid/dry summer's here are usually brutal to the point of early bg dormancy...though it always comes back nicely in the fall.

mainly fescue or bluegrass, try cutting the bg even higher, this lawn here is cut at transport height every fifth day, i call it yankee stadium, sprinklers run for two hours, twice a day rain or shine.
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Old 09-25-2013, 10:33 AM
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A) I can't raise my mower any taller, unfortunately.
B) BG goes dormant here in the Summer. It is our warm nighttime temps that hurt it the most I believe. Plus, we are more humid here than most might imagine...thus keeping the temps UP at night.
C) In the shady/shadier areas, the BG is just not thick enough to stand up well. Where it gets plenty of sunshine, it looks great post mowing. Fescue is a better shade grass here.

I've got 2 stalwart BG customers...they even reseed BG every year. They are from Penn and Ohio originally and insist on trying to make it work. I finally got through to one of them as he actually used a fescue blend this month/year when he reseeded.
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Old 09-25-2013, 10:53 AM
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mainly fescue or bluegrass, try cutting the bg even higher, this lawn here is cut at transport height every fifth day, i call it yankee stadium, sprinklers run for two hours, twice a day rain or shine.
Your mower must not go that high
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Old 09-25-2013, 07:46 PM
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mainly fescue or bluegrass, try cutting the bg even higher, this lawn here is cut at transport height every fifth day, i call it yankee stadium, sprinklers run for two hours, twice a day rain or shine.
Looks like you need cut it shorter The way you took the pic looks like the grass is getting smash down to much

My opinion it looks like crap the angle you took the pic might look better looking down the strips

What type of mower you running?
Looks like you double cut it Did you?
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Old 09-26-2013, 05:31 PM
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All my lawns are under 15k square feet. When it makes sense I will do diagonals, but often times I would be taking 5 steps and turning around if I went any other direction than the obvious one. I just try to not mow in the exact wheel line as the last time I mowed.
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Old 09-26-2013, 09:01 PM
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On some of our properties it is actually faster to mow diagonal
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