I was doing some reading about turf in other parts of the country and was surprised to see that in the NW they use Tall Fescue like we do down here in Georgia. I saw perennial ryegrass used also. I checked at the weather channel and man, the weather there never gets hot! No wonder it's all cool season turf. I never see many posts from the Pacific NW, so I'm curious about the following. 1. Do you really mow at 1.5" like the university says to? 2. Do you HAVE to bag it all? 3. Does it really rain all the time? Y'all actually get less total inches by far than we do. I note it's very dry there in the summer, though. 4. Do you mow year round? Our Fescue shuts down mostly when it gets cold, though it stays green. We might cut a Tall Fescue lawn 32 times if it's fertile and doesn't shut down in a summer drought. But less fertile unirrigated ones might go every 2 weeks. 5. Are you able to use ZTRs if the turf is wet much of the time? What IS the mower of choice out there? After time in Florida and being a Georgia native, I could get used to the idea of 76 degree highs in July. That'd be a nighttime temp here.