~ How soon will you mow the lawn? ~

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  1. Psyclone Brian

    Psyclone Brian Well-Known Member

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    No sooner does the last snowflake melt, and my wife has me out raking the yard and blowing out the garden! I know that cutting the grass for the 1st time, initiates growth, but I think I'm going to wait for things to dry out a little bit more.
     
  2. kcclones

    kcclones Well-Known Member

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    just mowed for the 2nd time in Kansas City. i was glad the first time but its growing quick
     
  3. CycloneSupt6

    CycloneSupt6 Member

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    Warm weather, with that comes warmer soil temps is what makes your grass start to grow. Plus, I will probably mow this wkend, to clean things up.
     
  4. CyinCo

    CyinCo Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to wait until it is LONG and THICK before I mow. I want some good root growth this spring.
     
  5. Flag Guy

    Flag Guy Well-Known Member

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    My lawn service people were out mowing this morning... I think it's the second time they've been out...





    (yeah I live in an apartment... so I'm kinda full of it with that "my service people" thing
     
  6. shildreth

    shildreth Active Member

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    Been mowing all winter....:wink:
     
  7. psycln11

    psycln11 Well-Known Member

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    Mowing the green painted landscape rocks?? :jimlad:
     
  8. jdoggivjc

    jdoggivjc Well-Known Member

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    Probably as soon as I purchase a house that has a yard that requires mowing! :biggrin:

    (one of the benefits of living the condo life)
     
  9. cyinthesky

    cyinthesky Member

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    I think Psy-Bri meant that once you start cutting the grass for the 1st time all year... your grass will grow even faster & you'll really have to keep up on it then. And actually it's the angle of the sun that turns things green. Naturally the angle of the sun will create the warmth of the soil and higher ambient temperatures.
     
  10. CycloneSupt6

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    That is great to know. They didn't teach me that when I was getting my Horticulture degree. Mowing does not make your lawn grow. A verti-cut mower which we use on our greens helps to promote lateral growth.
     
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  11. aeroclone

    aeroclone Well-Known Member

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    Yep, it has been mowing season for a while here in KC. I started seeing lawn mowers out about 3 weeks ago. I have done mine once but it is about ready to be cut again.
     
  12. CyCrazy

    CyCrazy Well-Known Member

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    :eek: what are u serious :eek:
     
  13. CycloneSupt6

    CycloneSupt6 Member

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    I knew you would be here to chime in. I got a laugh out of it too!
     
  14. AutisticCy

    AutisticCy New Member

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    I cut the grass last week. One individual blade at a time. My organizational skills allow me to perfectly cut the entire lawn to the same length with a ruler and a scissors.
     
  15. Cyclonepride

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    This is my excuse as well:biglaugh:
     
  16. CycloneSupt6

    CycloneSupt6 Member

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    I couldn't help but share this with you. A couple of local DJ's put this on their website.
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvFSgXpyhoM]YouTube - Mow the Lawn[/ame]
     
  17. dosry5

    dosry5 Well-Known Member

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    That's what she said.
     
  18. Cyclonesrule91

    Cyclonesrule91 Well-Known Member

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    I post this map to show as of today what the 4 inch soil temps are in the state of Iowa. Even though grass is starting to turn green, it isn't going to start growing much until these temps are above 54 degrees. So I wouldn't worry about wearing out any lawnmowers in the next 2-3 weeks anyway.

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  19. CyinCo

    CyinCo Well-Known Member

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    Michael Scott? Is that you?
     
  20. TykeClone

    TykeClone Burgermeister!

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    If I could get away with it - August.

    But this year my oldest boy is probably old enough to start mowing the lawn.
     

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