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Old 10-05-2009, 10:46 AM
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First frost kill mowing?

We've had everything come a month early with the weather here. They're predicting the 1st frost next monday. Will this kill the mowing for good, or does it take more than one?
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Old 10-05-2009, 10:57 AM
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hell, It hasn't froze here yet and just the cold temps have slowed the grass down a lot. A good hard frost will slow ya down good. I usually still mow after the grass has slowed down, just to keep on top of the leaves that keep dropping. (for the customers that care)
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Old 10-05-2009, 07:54 PM
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All depends on the soil temp also. If the frost didn't get to deep it will keep growing.
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Old 10-05-2009, 07:57 PM
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You will still be mowing till the end of Oct...maybe into Nov.
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Old 10-05-2009, 07:59 PM
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You will still be mowing till the end of Oct...maybe into Nov.
Ditto. A 32 degree mini frost won't do a thing to fall grass growth.
Get a few colder ones though, and things will slow down.
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Old 10-05-2009, 08:40 PM
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The weather guys here have been saying that we could possibly see our first snow flakes mixed with rain this coming weekend. I can deal with cold temps, but the crappy weather, I can't.
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Old 10-05-2009, 08:44 PM
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Low temps at night are counterbalanced by warm temps in the day. When you lose good, warm, sunny days, it's time to wind down...
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Old 10-06-2009, 10:55 AM
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The first light frost will give grass a little growth spurt. Weeds too. That's when I spray for broadleaf weeds. Right after the first frost. That's when I get the best kill ratio.
I expect to mow right up to the first hard freeze or snowfall. But the time between mowing is getting longer.
Heck, at this latitude grass will green up and grow in January if we get a week or so of warm weather.
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Old 10-06-2009, 11:03 AM
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The first frost won't stop you but customer's miss-perception's will.
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Old 10-06-2009, 12:28 PM
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It will definately put the smack down on the crabgrass though.
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