Posts Tagged ‘mowing’

Honey Mushrooms – Identification

Q: We had a maple tree cut down about three years ago in our front yard. We have tried to reseed and sow new grass but these mushrooms come up all over the yard. We have dug them up each...

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Fescue – Tree Leaves on New Lawn

Q: I over seeded my fescue lawn 10 days ago and now its covered with leaves. How do I clean up the leaves without damaging the plants? Should I leave them for a while, blow them, or vacuum them up...

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Zoysia – Catching Clippings

Q: I have Meyer zoysia. My husband, the grass-cutter, says that he must bag the clippings. Everything I read says that clippings are good for the grass. What are the recommendations for cutting zoysia? If he has to buy a...

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Mowing Wet Lawn – Good or Bad

Q: Is it harmful or undesirable to mow grass when it is wet – like early in the morning when the dew is heavy? A: Turf expert Clint Waltz says “There is a lot of grass that is mowed in...

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Bradford Pear Trees – Resprouting Roots

Q: More than a year ago we had two Bradford pear trees cut down and their stumps ground. Little trees keep coming up from the roots. What can I do to put an end to the resurrection? A: ‘Bradford’ pear...

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Soil Test – Nitrogen

Q: After ten years of lawn struggles, I decided to do a home soil test. It said we are low in nitrogen. The sod we laid last year looks pitiful. Can I put out nitrogen now? A: I’m doubtful that...

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Cutting Grass – Wet

Q: I cut my lawn with a push mower equipped with a bagger. My wife insists that I should not cut the grass when it is wet after a rain. Is this correct or will the moisture add viability to...

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Fescue- Summer Decline

Q: What are the physiological processes involved when fescue thins out during the summer in the heat and humidity in Atlanta? A: Turf expert Clint Waltz calls it “summer swoon of fescue”. Thinning is a survival mechanism caused by water...

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Gardening- Yard Maintenance

Q: I’m a new homeowner and don’t have any experience with gardening. I sodded bermudagrass but had some bare spots. In an attempt to fix the bare spots I accidentally seeded them with fescue. Now my yard looks pretty weird...

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St. Augustine- Mowing

Q: Please referee a debate between me and my husband. My husband is out mowing our St. Augustine lawn in 85 degree afternoon heat. I say it is bad for the St. Augustine grass to be cut when it’s hot....

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Zoysiagrass- Growth

Q: I installed ‘El Toro’ zoysiagrass in mid-June. I mow it at 2.5 inches long. On your TV show you said the proper height for zoysiagrass is 1.5 inches. When I try to lower the height gradually, I get to...

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Hybrid Bermudagrass- Mowing

Q: I’ve started mowing the hybrid bermudagrass of an elderly friend. It’s been mowed tall with a riding mower. In her garage I found a McLain reel mower, which I repaired, but the grass is too thick to cut with...

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Bermudagrass – Mowing

Q: I see where your lawn care calendar recommends a last cutting of bermudagrass in late October. But lots of leaves blow onto my lawn in November and I usually mulch them away with my mower. Will that activity be...

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Zoysia – Leaving Unmowed

Q: I would like to improve my carbon footprint by not using a gas powered mower and letting my zoysia just grow. It has already gone to seed and still looks good. What damage am I doing to the grass?...

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Mowing height – Three inches

Q: I have a small lawn service and occasionally a customer will have a neglected yard with very tall grass. How do I get the mowing height back down to the recommended three inches? A: Do the initial cut at...

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Centipede Lawn – Compaction Damage

Q: I am having an unusual problem with my centipede lawn. Our lawn was planted in the spring of 2008. It appears to be healthy. But purple streaks begin to appear a few days after I mow. The streaks are...

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Mondo Grass – Making a Lawn

Q: I have heard you talk about how hard it is to grow grass in deep shade. On a recent garden tour, one gardener had a spectacular “lawn” of mondo grass. The gardener said that she sprigged the yard with...

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Bermuda Lawn – Care

Q: My front yard was sodded with bermuda ten years ago. Pine trees now shade most of the yard. What can I do to make the lawn more lush and pretty? A: Bermudagrass is not very shade tolerant but I’ll...

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