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Old 07-28-2020, 08:10 AM
 
Location: A coal patch in Pennsyltucky
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I love walking around the yard in the cool, peaceful mornings with the world just waking up, in thick, lush, green grass. We keep ours at about 3-4" in height and so far so good.

We have a sprinkler system in the front and back, as well as a drip septic system in the back yard. To have such thick green grass in Texas in the middle of summer is nice. We have several trees in the front and back and I think those help a lot. The light is filtered in much of the yard. No part of the lawn is in complete shade though, which is also helpful in my experience.

We have St Augustine grass.
That grass is impressive for anywhere. I'm in PA and we have had an unusual number of days over 90 degrees and minimal rain. I probably have the nicest grass in the neighborhood, but I mow it at 3.75" and have been watering it. Most people have let their grass turn brown and assume it will come back with plenty of rain. I don't have a sprinkler system so watering is a pain. Sprinkler systems are rare around here because we usually have enough rain.
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Old 07-30-2020, 04:45 PM
 
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Heat has been ridiculous this summer.

I skipped last weeks cutting, better for the grass.


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That grass is impressive for anywhere. I'm in PA and we have had an unusual number of days over 90 degrees and minimal rain. I probably have the nicest grass in the neighborhood, but I mow it at 3.75" and have been watering it. Most people have let their grass turn brown and assume it will come back with plenty of rain. I don't have a sprinkler system so watering is a pain. Sprinkler systems are rare around here because we usually have enough rain.
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Old 07-30-2020, 04:53 PM
 
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Heat like this, skip cutting the grass.

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Old 07-31-2020, 10:13 AM
 
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I'm not cutting weekly, more like every 10-12 days. With more rain forecast, I'll probably have to mow about 8-9 days if it starts growing again.
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Old 07-31-2020, 05:12 PM
 
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I’ve been doing the same thing the past couple weeks. Temperatures in the 90s on a regular basis it’s much more healthy for the grass to cut it less frequently than to put more stress on it.

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I'm not cutting weekly, more like every 10-12 days. With more rain forecast, I'll probably have to mow about 8-9 days if it starts growing again.
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Old 08-03-2020, 06:45 PM
 
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Rain coming to nearly the entire East coast...get the grass cut.
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Old 08-04-2020, 12:52 PM
 
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That was a very fast storm up the East coast today and back to blue skies....grass is definitely going to need cut after several inches of rain.
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Old 08-08-2020, 12:58 PM
 
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Storms have finally past, time to cut the grass this weekend.

Enjoy the lawn.
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Old 08-08-2020, 01:00 PM
 
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Thanks NC211!


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Old 08-13-2020, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Moku Nui, Hawaii
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Goats will take it ll down to the dirt.

We have our Lawn Roombaaas on duty! I'm hoping they can find the dirt in there somewhere.





They do better in the shorter areas, I'll probably have to scythe down the really tall stuff but then they can keep the sprouts down to a dull roar.





They're keeping the short stuff short and nibbling the leaves off the tall stuff but leave the stalks several feet tall. As parts get leveled, we will see how they do at keeping them low.



Even buying supplemental feed for them (our short areas of grass are still pretty small and they say the nutritional value of the older grasses isn't as good) it's still less expensive to feed the sheep than to pay someone to mow it.


So, I guess we're cutting our lawn to variable lengths this summer.
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