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Old 04-25-2010, 01:05 PM
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It all gets down to the Height of the grass. Frequent watering will not only save water but will get one the green that they want.

Try this, cut the amount of water you use when you deep water in half. The results in your grass WILL be the same. Why? because in your case, it is the height of the grass. And I bet it is at least 3.5inches.

Think about it. Do you drink 8 glasses of water in the morning and no water for the rest of the week? Of course, plant systems are much more simpler, but the concept is the same.

Deep watering not only takes away the nutrients of the plant, but it is slowly killing it in the long term. Keep it replenished with those $500 yearly fertilizers.

ta ta
Please go away like you promised because all you are doing now is embarrassing yourself.
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Old 04-29-2010, 01:23 PM
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Wow. I log in and find 8 pages worth of comments. I think, 'cool, there must be some good discussion going on here.' All I find is an endless pissing match with a little juvenile name calling peppered in.

At least there's some conflicting viewpoints to chew on.
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Old 04-29-2010, 09:22 PM
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I cut my lawn at 1/2"...
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Old 04-29-2010, 10:03 PM
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I cut my lawn at 1/2"...
This might start an all out war.
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Old 04-29-2010, 10:13 PM
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This might start an all out war.
I actually would cut lower if my reel would go lower...I like to scalp in the spring.
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Old 04-29-2010, 11:16 PM
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Thus is funny
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Old 04-29-2010, 11:25 PM
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Watering at night promotes the growth of fungi such as moss.

On another note, I just cut my lawn two days ago, at 5.25"
Read: I NEVER water.
We can't afford to, the world is running out of fresh water as you read this.
The average American household consumes 100 gallons of water a day.
Ours uses 50.

But mine's one of the nicest lawns on the block.
I cut it about every two weeks.

Things do get a bit agricultural between cuts
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Old 04-29-2010, 11:42 PM
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I used 12,000 gallons of water last month, 2 times the amount I normally use. I have had water bills that were over $200...my average bill is about $40-$50.
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Old 04-30-2010, 07:53 AM
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I water in the evening and get better results than if I were to water at 7-8 am. I only water if there is severe drought stress and when i water at night the grass absorbs the water and is able to tolerate the heat the next couple of days vs watering in the morning the grass doesnt absorb the water and the lawn is ferther stressed.
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Old 07-02-2010, 09:05 PM
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I have installed lawn systems for years and told everyone to water in the early AM....I moved and everyone around me, high priced homes, water at night and look great....WTF....Maybe I am wrong???

http://www.ccenassau.org/hort/fact_s...awns_oct00.pdf

I agree on the other members comments...This thread went way off course..
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