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Old 06-13-2002, 08:45 PM
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White tips on Grass

Sometimes when I cut I've noticed that the tips of the grass turn white. What is causing this?
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Old 06-13-2002, 08:52 PM
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Dull blades. They shred the grass blade instead of cleanly cutting it. The damaged part dies and turns color. If you are cutting a full day with a mower, put newly-sharpened blades on each day and see if the problem disappears.
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Old 06-13-2002, 09:06 PM
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Dull blades will also help burn the lawn in dry conditions.
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Old 06-13-2002, 10:17 PM
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Look at the tips closely. Are they frayed or are they cut pretty clean? If they are frayed, it's a dull blade. If it's not, it is fert burn. Probably a liquid application to a stressed turf.
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