What am I missing? Its not deep green

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by kirk1701, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. Groomer

    Groomer LawnSite Bronze Member
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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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    Last edited: Apr 24, 2013
  2. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    Because it ensures they have a weekly stop.
     
  3. Groomer

    Groomer LawnSite Bronze Member
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    or currently, twice weekly in my world, (ain't complaining.) With today's soaker I'll be out all weekend.
     
  4. kirk1701

    kirk1701 LawnSite Gold Member
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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 :laugh:
     
  5. kirk1701

    kirk1701 LawnSite Gold Member
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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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  6. Groomer

    Groomer LawnSite Bronze Member
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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.
     
  7. 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
     
  8. Blade Runners

    Blade Runners LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Groomer and Kirk, those are both some nice looking lawns.
     
  9. kirk1701

    kirk1701 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Only one problem
    Rain chances in the forecast everyday next week :laugh:

    Thanks man, for both of us :drinkup:
     
  10. Groomer

    Groomer LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Hey Blade, been super busy with all my "other" lawns, but thanks for both of us as well!
     

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