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#16 cubcadet107 OFFLINE  

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Posted October 20, 2010 - 09:39 PM

I mow the same way for 20 years and it still grows.
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Posted November 10, 2010 - 06:26 PM

I mow the same way for 20 years and it still grows.


In my opinion there are several facts to consider. For example: I think it depends on the type of grass you have, how healthy that grass is, and how long in length you keep that grass. My grass is pretty darn thick. Healthy, well it's as healthy as I can keep it. I mow my lawn with a walk behind mower set at the highest setting it will go. I use to mow my lawn a lot lower until I considered mowing it at the highest setting and I won't go back to mowing low again. It's made a huge difference in how my grass performs during the hottest parts of the summer. I didn't wanna believe it either when those so called experts kept telling me how much better my lawn would be if I left it cut longer in order to develop longer roots making it more able to withstand drought. My point is since my lawn is so long every time I mow I change direction each time in order to keep it [the grass] from laying over in the same direction and making it that much more difficult to give it a complete cut. Sometimes I mow it in two different directions at one mowing (I mow it in one direction once and once finished mow in the opposite direction right after).
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Posted October 12, 2011 - 04:48 PM

I agree with you KBear.having been in that industry it most certainly maks a difference, if nothing else it really does help avoid tire rut.
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Posted October 20, 2011 - 07:29 PM

As a NASCAR fan's point of view, you just keep turning to the left until you're done. When the grass dies, due to the same ware pattern, then take the fenders off the tractor, because you now have a real nice dirt track, ................and you won't have to worry about a pattern again! LOL
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Posted October 20, 2011 - 08:04 PM

Thanks, johndeereelfman! I needed a good laugh this evening.

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Posted October 22, 2011 - 09:59 PM

I'm glad I could give you a little pick me up Kenny!

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Posted October 22, 2011 - 10:10 PM

Is scalp the heck out of it because I never want to see the grass again an accepted pattern? LOL

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Posted December 05, 2011 - 03:27 PM

Is scalp the heck out of it because I never want to see the grass again an accepted pattern? LOL

I confess I've had the same thoughts but couldn't bring myself to fallow through. Casey, maybe you should get the Roundup out and get at it? :rolling:

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Posted December 05, 2011 - 08:39 PM

On my wife's lawn I check the oil, fill the gas tank, tell her the grass is a little long and she mows it.

After spending hours maintaining mowers that mow grass at .120" I have no interest in mowing the home lawn.

The photo is of a green that was in near perfect condition and to keep it that way the turf is verticut to allow fertilizer, water and air to enhance the growth.

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Posted May 24, 2013 - 02:25 PM

I was told, if you add a  weight bar across the back of a push mower, it will produce a nice stripe because it lays the grass down behind the cut. Any truth to that ?



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Posted May 24, 2013 - 03:35 PM

As a NASCAR fan's point of view, you just keep turning to the left until you're done. When the grass dies, due to the same ware pattern, then take the fenders off the tractor, because you now have a real nice dirt track, ................and you won't have to worry about a pattern again! LOL

Thanks for resurrecting this old thread caxwon!  I hope putting the mower away is a left turn when he's done!!  

 

Since I got the 425 AWS I've been mixing the cuts up as it stripes the lawn with just the deck..  It doesn't hold a candle to Pa Plow Day's skills quite yet..  

 

It looks good from the road though.. :watch_over_fence:


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Posted May 24, 2013 - 03:47 PM

For me the mowing direction is like choosing a shirt in the morning. What ever direction fits the mood that day is what the lawn gets. :D


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Posted May 24, 2013 - 06:06 PM

I mow mine in two patterns - over grown and too short. Makes life simple.


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Posted May 24, 2013 - 07:59 PM

I mow the same way for 20 years and it still grows.

Wow it only takes me a couple of hours to mow my yard. You might want to get a bigger tractor.


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Posted May 24, 2013 - 09:58 PM

Just go around the perimeter and everything till the mowing is done. I mow not quite two acres, I don't worry about making it look artistic.


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