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Old 05-18-2016, 11:48 AM
 
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The Grass is wet most likely at ground level causing you to clump grass under your mower deck. This will cause the deck/blade to skip over grass. Wait for it to dry out a bit before attempting to mow your lawn. Do you bag your clippings or return them to the lawn?
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Old 05-21-2016, 07:29 AM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Yes, should never cut wet grass. Always bag my clippings.

BTW, welcome to the forum.

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The Grass is wet most likely at ground level causing you to clump grass under your mower deck. This will cause the deck/blade to skip over grass. Wait for it to dry out a bit before attempting to mow your lawn. Do you bag your clippings or return them to the lawn?
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Old 05-22-2016, 07:46 PM
 
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Default How Tall To Mow Your Lawn All Year Long : Seasonal

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Old 05-26-2016, 05:01 AM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Here is the direct URL many asked for who could not view it on their mobile:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ISw5ODvKNo#t=12
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Old 05-27-2016, 07:28 PM
 
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3.5 to 4 inches. Makes for a very lush lawn. I never, ever water the lawn. Forget the fact that the property is pretty big. I just think watering a lawn is a waste of a natural resource.
If I never watered, my lawn would be dead.
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Old 05-31-2016, 11:20 AM
 
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If I never watered, my lawn would be dead.



My parents have a small yard...maybe 500 sq ft tops. For years it's been nothing more than dirt and whatever random weeds decide to pop up. One year for the hell of it, I bought a bag of grass seed and decided to just throw it down. I ran over everything with my mower as low as it could go. Cleaned it up, and threw down seed. No fertilizer at all. I watered it just to get it sprouted, and it sure did.


A year later..it's never been watered. This grass sees full sun all day long and the only water it sees is from whatever rain we get. It's probably the thickest grass I've ever seen a year out from a brand new seed job.


IIRC, pennington Sun and Shade seed is what I used. I'll def be using that on my own lawn this fall.
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Old 05-31-2016, 12:05 PM
 
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My parents have a small yard...maybe 500 sq ft tops. For years it's been nothing more than dirt and whatever random weeds decide to pop up. One year for the hell of it, I bought a bag of grass seed and decided to just throw it down. I ran over everything with my mower as low as it could go. Cleaned it up, and threw down seed. No fertilizer at all. I watered it just to get it sprouted, and it sure did.


A year later..it's never been watered. This grass sees full sun all day long and the only water it sees is from whatever rain we get. It's probably the thickest grass I've ever seen a year out from a brand new seed job.


IIRC, pennington Sun and Shade seed is what I used. I'll def be using that on my own lawn this fall.
you must get alot of rain or it exists in moist swampy zone. if grass in scorching full summer sun above 90 deg F gets no water for a week, it will surely dry and go yellow here in ny
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Old 05-31-2016, 12:37 PM
 
Location: SWCT, close to coast
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My 6th mow since mid April.


3rd time in last 2 weeks.


I'm getting tired of it already. Is it winter yet?


April 15
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Old 05-31-2016, 02:04 PM
 
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I'm doing twice a week up here at around 3.5". To be fair, It's really my front yard I'm most concerned with, so I break out the mower 2X a week just to touch up the lines and even out some of the uneven strands.

back yard is still way to thin. I took out a bunch of trees, so this is probably the first time that grass has seen sun in 20+ years. It's not really growing well, and my overseed is going to take some time to fill in. Backyard looks great from a low angle. From directly overhead....it's thin.
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Old 05-31-2016, 02:14 PM
 
Location: SWCT, close to coast
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so I break out the mower 2X a week just to touch up the lines and even out some of the uneven strands. .
If I was working from home or just home from work, that would drive me nuts!!! Hearing the same neighbors mower twice a week?? Unnecessary
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