Why do people scalp lawns in the fall?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by oOTurfmanoO, Oct 17, 2006.

  1. oOTurfmanoO

    oOTurfmanoO LawnSite Member
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    Doesn't make sense to me!
  2. zim bob the landscaper

    zim bob the landscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,706

    because we lower the deck down a inch or half inch. but not until they grass starts to slow down.
  3. oOTurfmanoO

    oOTurfmanoO LawnSite Member
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    Ok, but why are you lowering the deck down?
  4. southtx

    southtx LawnSite Member
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    I think the reason why is so lawn care companys can come in and plat winter grass. I think this is the reason why and at lest that what I have read.
  5. nmez21

    nmez21 LawnSite Senior Member
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    From what I've heard most people do it for the added ease of blowing leaves across it (short=less drag=easier).
  6. Jnamo

    Jnamo LawnSite Member
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    Have you ever seen long grass that went through a winter (snow cover)? It falls down and looks like crap in the spring and is not as easy to deal with in the spring. Also, the leaves deal...Easy blowin'.
  7. oOTurfmanoO

    oOTurfmanoO LawnSite Member
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    yep, leaf removal makes sense! That's the only thing I can see comming out of it.
  8. jpp

    jpp LawnSite Silver Member
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  9. Green-Pro

    Green-Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Greens up faster in the spring, leaves blown off by wind easier, less chances for mold.
  10. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
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    It makes a big difference if you have to do a spring clean-up:cool2:

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