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    Default Grass cutting - what length for winter?

    Just finished my last cut before winter. I cut it at 2" and the leaves will blow across the grass without getting caught in the grass. I was wondering if this might be too short. What length do you make the final cut at??? thanks Dusty

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    I asked the same question in a thread earlier, and got some interesting answers. Here's the thread - http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/l...tml#post988901
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    Default Re: Grass cutting - what length for winter?

    i mowed my short...
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    Default Re: Grass cutting - what length for winter?

    Quote Originally Posted by schmism
    i mowed my short...
    I've left it any where from 1 to 6 inches.
    Never noticed much if any difference.
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    Default Re: Grass cutting - what length for winter?

    Quote Originally Posted by LBrown59
    I've left it any where from 1 to 6 inches.
    Never noticed much if any difference.
    That's because you will be mowing it in February anyway.

    My last cutting of the year will be this weekend. I will be cutting low and going over it twice, with the second cut perpendicular from the first, to mulch my remaining leaves.

    The short grass also reduces the possibility of snow mold.


    Quote Originally Posted by LBrown59
    I've left it any where from 1 to 6 inches.
    Never noticed much if any difference.
    The difference is about five inches.
    Last edited by AndyM; 11-14-2006 at 08:31 PM.

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    Default Re: Grass cutting - what length for winter?

    Quote Originally Posted by AndyM
    That's because you will be mowing it in February anyway.

    My last cutting of the year will be this weekend. I will be cutting low and going over it twice, with the second cut perpendicular from the first, to mulch my remaining leaves.

    The short grass also reduces the possibility of snow mold.



    The difference is about five inches.
    So who needs a snow blower in such tropical weather?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LBrown59
    I'm not worried about moldy snow!
    It's called "snow mold", not "moldy snow"...

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    Default Re: Grass cutting - what length for winter?

    I didn't see where you are located, but you can mow grass short during the winter. It doesn't grow much - not at all when it gets cold enough. You do want to let it grow a bit longer in heat. The important thing (year round) is to keep from cutting it too much at a time (no more than about 1/3 of the total existing length). You don't want to put it in to shock, especially when it is going dormant or when it is experiencing heat stress.

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    Default Re: Grass cutting - what length for winter?

    The grass blades are the solar panel that energizes the roots, never cut lower than 2.5". NO CHARGE

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