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study on mowing short

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by mrkosar, Jun 10, 2008.

  1. mrkosar

    mrkosar LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 670

    does anyone know of a study that proves that mowing the lawn low actually makes the grass grow quicker?

    i once read this somewhere, but can't remember where. i would like to send this to a few of my idiot customers who whack their lawns to the dirt.
     
  2. DeepGreenLawn

    DeepGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,372

    depends on the lawn. From what I understand if you keep a bermuda lawn short instead of growing up it will grow out. Fescue will only get hurt, it doesn't really grow out at all, it needs to grow up.
     
  3. mrkosar

    mrkosar LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 670

  4. muddstopper

    muddstopper LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,341

    heres something on fescue.
     

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  5. treegal1

    treegal1 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,911

    i dont have a study, but i can say with certainty that if you cut the grass we have short it looks like shite, the 2 inch mow will make a sand lot in no time, 4 inches and your going to be green all the time, that also means some extra cuts on the first couple of mows
     
  6. DeepGreenLawn

    DeepGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,372

    it all depends on the lawn of course. My lawn is a rug in every way. You step on it and nothing goes above the bottom of your shoe. Other lawns like mine are about 2 in avg. I use a reel, lot more maintenance but boy does it look good. Once I get it sanded it will be perfect.
     
  7. 44DCNF

    44DCNF LawnSite Bronze Member
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  8. treegal1

    treegal1 LawnSite Gold Member
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