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Old 04-24-2013, 12:34 PM
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Kirk, I think your lawn looks pretty damn good-pics only tell so much.
Everyone has to remember the extreme conditions from last year's drought and heat, brutal for turfgrass in our region, even with irrigation.

Seems like a distant memory now, eh?

my lawn from this morning after a previous day of mulching beds, so it's had some foot traffic.

I have cut mine as well (as all my clients) at 3"(always) for years-with great results.

edit to add: cutting every 3-4 days with this spring's perfect storm!
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:40 PM
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See, most guys don't know how to keep a grass healthy, hence the term MOW BLOW AND GO
I never never understood why a maintenance guy would want to make his job harder already than what it is. Why do you cause growth without regard to whether it does anygood in the whole picture scheme
Because it ensures they have a weekly stop.
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Old 04-24-2013, 01:32 PM
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Because it ensures they have a weekly stop.
or currently, twice weekly in my world, (ain't complaining.) With today's soaker I'll be out all weekend.
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Old 04-24-2013, 01:42 PM
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Looks great Groomer, see your getting the same deep green at 3" height I'm getting by cutting 3.75"?

I'm going back to the 3" but will be a shade lighter but would rather that then fungus.

Another thing I've done, I've got it too thick, my front is like a shag carpet
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Old 04-24-2013, 01:49 PM
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Just took, but keep in mind this was cut at 3.75 Monday, so its about 4" high now.



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Old 04-24-2013, 02:38 PM
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Kirk, truth be told, my exmark 48" deck is probably set a little over 3", more like 3.25? been awhile scince I really measured it, I've been cutting at this height all season, every year for a looonnng time, with again, great results. The key right now is frequency, which I know can be difficult with the weather. I'm cutting mine every 3 days with this spring hypergrowth. I've always uuse the high-lift blades/w side discharge method, no mulch blade.
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Old 04-24-2013, 06:08 PM
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I agree
Now I have 1.5" to take off on the next cut

Going back to the 3" so I might use the 48" riding mower, it mulches better than the push mower.

Thanks again
If this is your own lawn, instead of getting the extra 1.5 " off all at once, do it in increments. Cut it on monday, then again on wednesday. 2 things, you give a chance for grass to recover and start growing, then also, less mess. Each time, reduce height by 3/4 instead of 1.5 all once. Better for the lawn, less mess, faster time, easier on mower ect... just food for thought
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Old 04-24-2013, 06:27 PM
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Groomer and Kirk, those are both some nice looking lawns.
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Old 04-24-2013, 06:36 PM
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If this is your own lawn, instead of getting the extra 1.5 " off all at once, do it in increments. Cut it on monday, then again on wednesday. 2 things, you give a chance for grass to recover and start growing, then also, less mess. Each time, reduce height by 3/4 instead of 1.5 all once. Better for the lawn, less mess, faster time, easier on mower ect... just food for thought
Only one problem
Rain chances in the forecast everyday next week

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Groomer and Kirk, those are both some nice looking lawns.
Thanks man, for both of us
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:53 AM
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Groomer and Kirk, those are both some nice looking lawns.
Hey Blade, been super busy with all my "other" lawns, but thanks for both of us as well!
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