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FEB 2018

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February 2018 31 Mowing Mow to the right height. Generally, you never want to cut more than a third of the blade height at a time, as cutting too much can stress the lawn. Before the grass begins to grow in the spring, though, you can mow the turf slightly shorter than normal to remove dead leaf blades and other debris. "This practice will reduce shading of the emerging plants and serve to warm soil temperatures more quickly in the spring," says Daniel Sandor, Ph.D., of the University of Arkansas. "Begin mowing regularly when the grass turns green in the spring and reaches the desired mowing height." Here's wishing all of you a productive, relatively trouble- free season of keeping your customers' turf healthy and beautiful. LC DBM Above Before the grass begins to grow in the spring, Daniel San- dor, Ph.D., of the University of Arkansas recommends that the turf be mowed slightly shorter than normal, which will remove dead leaf blades and other debris, reduce shading of the emerg- ing plants and serve to warm soil temperatures more quickly. Below North Carolina State University's Grady Miller, Ph.D., advises to apply a pound of nitrogen per thousand square feet several weeks after the grass turns green. PHOTO: ALTOZ PHOTO: GRASS SEED USA I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 5 1 5 I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 5 1 3

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