Mow Your Lawn Extra Short Before Winter?

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Mow Your Lawn Extra Short Before Winter?

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Post by JohnW » Fri Oct 10, 2014 2:58 pm

For some reason, people have thought that cutting grass very short is a great way to help it through the winter. Not so. You can leave it at its summer mowing height. However, if you have cool-season grass and you're worried about grey snow mold, cut it to about 2 inches on your last cut before winter (2 1/2 inches for tall fescue).
http://www.scotts.com/smg/goART2/InfoHo ... s/12300004

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Post by JohnW » Fri Oct 10, 2014 2:59 pm

Hmmmm, mine could use a shortening......... [think

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Post by DenBen » Fri Oct 10, 2014 4:25 pm

I think cool season grass doesn't apply to NE Ontario. That's more for Vancouver & Lower B.C. Windsor, ON.....mmmmm....maybe. IMO of course.

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Post by JohnW » Fri Oct 10, 2014 4:32 pm

Hmmmm. Now I have to research more..............

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Post by JohnW » Sat Oct 11, 2014 6:43 pm

Remove fallen tree leaves before snowfall. If fallen leaves are not removed, the lawn will not get light and will eventually die. An alternative to leaf removal is pulverizing tree leaves with a mulching mower and letting them decompose on your lawn. Research has shown that a layer of tree leaves up to 15 cm deep can be mulched in a lawn without adversely affecting it. Mow dry leaves with a mulching mower with sharp mower blades.

Leave the lawn cut at the right height. Raise the mowing height slightly in the fall. Rooting depth is proportional to mowing height - the longer the leaves, the deeper the roots. Longer grass blades provide some insulation for the crown (growing point) of the grass plant. However, if the grass is too long going into the winter, it will become matted, which encourages winter diseases such as pink and grey snow mould.

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Post by Riskynet » Sat Oct 11, 2014 7:05 pm

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