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Old 10-18-2013, 12:56 PM
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Mscotrid,

I’m looking for this quote from a turf guru with a PhD etc. Makes perfect sense to me. I never understood the “rob the grass of insulation and a buffer going into winter dormancy” ....mode of operation. The fear of snow mold is what everyone seems to believe here.

And the low mowing in early Spring [a dry spell in March works best here] when the grass is kept at 3.0”+ over the prior winter. In my testing last 2 springs [side by side areas] the low mow does in fact promote a faster green up vs. the power racking and pseudo dethatching drill that most are convinced is needed and pay good money for.

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Originally Posted by Mscotrid View Post
Leave the turf longer going into winter, helps protect shoots and crowns. First cut of the year drop your mower a notch or two to remove top growth. This will increase initial color by a few weeks. Raise your mower to predetermined height and leave it for the year. Turf fairs better at one height throughout the season.
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