Old 04-18-2014, 02:42 PM
PicturePerfectLawns PicturePerfectLawns is online now
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Took the zoysia less than 1"

Green Doc, hopefully you'll see this post. I still have a little leveling to do on the lawn and still have to get the reel sharpened up. I found a dealer that's going to do it this week. I'm going to continue working on the levelness, but I went ahead and broke out the reel. Cut a little less than 1". I can tell a huge difference in the quality of the cut. I can only imagine when the blades are sharpened. Hoping to see the lawn thicken up even more now.

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Old 04-19-2014, 03:38 AM
greendoctor greendoctor is online now
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Looks great. Keep it up and you will see the grass tighten up. The first cut with a reel will make the grass look thin, might even look like you killed the lawn. Then the grass grows as it should. No longer yanked and battered by a dull spinning blade. On a less than countertop flat lawn, my first choice is a reel, preferably one with front and rear rollers. A rotary scalps a lot unless it is kept way high. Fine for cool season or St Augustine, not for other grasses.
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