White tips on Grass

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MJStrain, Jun 13, 2002.

  1. MJStrain

    MJStrain LawnSite Member
    Messages: 156

    Sometimes when I cut I've noticed that the tips of the grass turn white. What is causing this?:dizzy:
  2. Lanelle

    Lanelle LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,361

    Dull blades. They shred the grass blade instead of cleanly cutting it. The damaged part dies and turns color. If you are cutting a full day with a mower, put newly-sharpened blades on each day and see if the problem disappears.
  3. Ajays

    Ajays LawnSite Member
    Messages: 133

    Dull blades will also help burn the lawn in dry conditions.

    MATTHEW LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 665

    Look at the tips closely. Are they frayed or are they cut pretty clean? If they are frayed, it's a dull blade. If it's not, it is fert burn. Probably a liquid application to a stressed turf.

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