I just bought a Gardena 6000SM reel mower (Brill Luxus 38). I live in
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and I have no idea what kind of grass I have.
I ferilized my grass last fall and early this spring, with a light
application for summer a couple of weeks ago.
My grass had managed to get up to about 17 cm before I cut it. I
noticed that there was some grass 'stalks' with seeds showing in a
couple of spots before I cut it. After cutting I noticed that quite a
bit of the lawn had 'stalks' with seeds that hadn't appeared above the
existing grass line.
The Gardena/Brill's maximum cutting height is 45mm/1 3/4in. At this
height the result of cutting has left the lawn 'stalky' in quite a few
areas, because of the seeding grass. There is a very slight yellow
tinge to the whole lawn. It's not yellow, as in 'there's the roots!'
but just not as green as it should be.
My question is what can I do to help get the lawn to be a lawn and not
a wheat field? Also, is there something that I did (other than not
cutting the lawn ;) ) that caused this? I don't want to repeat it.
While we are on the topic, what kind of regime is best for a reel
mowered lawn in Ottawa? I'm kind of worried about the summer with
such a short cut.