End of year scalping cool season grasses?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawncuttinfoo, Oct 23, 2006.

  1. lawncuttinfoo

    lawncuttinfoo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,010

    What is the healthy way to care for bluegrass, fescue, and ryegrass at the end of they year, I have a customer that called and asked me to cut super short on the last mow. This year I got a new client whose grass was like 1" at the start of the year and it was weeks behind in needing the first mow compared to other customers and it was also the most weed infested.

    So whats the word?
  2. jajwrigh

    jajwrigh LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Martinsville, IN
    Posts: 1,405

    Don't cut it short this year at all. Finish the season at the normal mowing height. Scalp it, if you want, first thing next season...
  3. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,494

    We just had a rather extensive discussion on this. Use the word scalp in a search, and it should bring it up. :)
  4. LawnBrother

    LawnBrother LawnSite Senior Member
    from SW Ohio
    Posts: 867

    I don't think scalping fescue is a good thing. The condition of the lawn you mentioned is an example. Warm season grasses like bermuda can be treated differently, someone from the south would be more knowledgable, but I would advise against scalping a cool season lawn. It will only damage it.

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