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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 3:23 pm    Post subject: When do you start cutting your grass... Reply with quote

Hi All,

Long term viewer, first time poster...

Just wondering about your garden grass / lawns... I've a LOT of grass area, 3 seperate gardens & I reseeded one a few years back & the grass is doing well.

As it is the "new" garden it always got the best treatment so to speak, and as the days are brighter now when I get home from work, I can see the grass is getting long. Ground is still quite wet, as is the grass itself... but if we get a few dry days I might chance a cut.

Am I mad to be thinking of cutting it in Feb?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:27 pm    Post subject: Re: When do you start cutting your grass... Reply with quote

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Ground is still quite wet, as is the grass itself... but if we get a few dry days I might chance a cut.

Am I mad to be thinking of cutting it in Feb?


Not mad at all. Wink
But traffiking across a wet lawn will result in compaction which leads to sparce grass, then the follow on weeds and mosses

If you are patient, your lawn will reward you by looking greener than some earlier mown lawns which often suffer scorch from cold winds. From the middle of March is the time to start your lawn maintenance proper for the year.

I wrote a piece on the subject here if you are interested in reading more....... When to start mowing lawn.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that... Seems like it's best to wait... I'm a bit too anxious after getting the lawnmowers sorted out in the last few weeks Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its probably best to wait until the ground firms up after the winter. Many people suggest waiting until the last frost is over. You should be able to tell by the colour of your grass. When it starts to 'green up', its a sign that the growth pattern has started after winter.
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