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Old 08-13-2011, 12:59 PM
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any mowing in sept/oct?

this is my first year doing this where ive had to deal with somewhat of a drought. we had about 12 inches of rain in June and less than 2 since then. i do have several yards that are crab grass ridden, but outside of those everything is drying up bad. My question is, with those conditions how much mowing can i expect to have in sept and oct? how much rain do you have to get for the grass to come out of its dormant state? thank you.
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Old 08-13-2011, 03:26 PM
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Where I mow, last year, I went all the way through Nov. A bunch of wild Garlic pops up around October and November. Just depends on rain and temps. It goes from wide open!!!! To (BRAKES SQUEALING) stop! Which gets annoying when you are used to a revenue stream each week haha.
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Old 08-13-2011, 03:29 PM
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Is this a serious question? It will start to rain and cool off again soon and you will be mowing grass til the end of October. Im doing fall clean ups almost the entire month of november if there is not snow on the ground.
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Old 08-13-2011, 05:10 PM
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yes its a serious question. i know ill be doing leaf cleanups from oct-dec, but ive never experienced a drought like weve had this yr and was just wondering if the grass can rebound after such a lack of moisture as weve had the past 2 months.
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Old 08-13-2011, 05:45 PM
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Yes you will be mowing again and can rebound from the lack of moisture but it will take a good soaking rain multiple times. Hopefully it starts to rain for you since this is your first year.
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Old 08-13-2011, 05:54 PM
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I mow till end of oct or first week in nov done for the season pretty much after that.
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Old 08-13-2011, 08:45 PM
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Im surprised to hear all of these reports of oct and nov.
I live in st louis and it pretty much stops half way through sept.
Once it starts slowing down in this august heat, it pretty much slows down for good. Nothing in october but leaves.
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Old 08-13-2011, 08:56 PM
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joshman invest in fertilize . we mow through November and you guys with cool weather grasses should go at least that late . we can mow warn season grasses almost 10 months a year. ?????
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Old 08-13-2011, 09:53 PM
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joshman invest in fertilize . we mow through November and you guys with cool weather grasses should go at least that late . we can mow warn season grasses almost 10 months a year. ?????
I was thinking the same thing. I always cut until the end of Nov.
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Old 08-13-2011, 11:27 PM
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I live in SW MO, which is quite a lot south of Quincy, and although I generally mow up until the end of October, and even the occasional account in early November, things generally slow down considerably by the end of September. Weekly accounts going 10 days to 2 weeks, etc. It depends a lot upon the weather conditions. An early frost or two can slow things down in a hurry.
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