On May 17, 11:51 am, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
What you're looking for is called a growth regulator. And yes, they
exist and are used to slow the growth of a variety of plants,
I think you'll find that this stuff is sold in package quantities
suitable to golf courses and similar. Meaning it's going to come in a
minimum size big enough to do acres, with a price tag to match and
distributed through channels that serve those industries.
On 17 May, 17:51, email@example.com wrote:
The chemical used is normally Maleic Hydrazide. It can sometimes turn
finer grasses (Bents and fescues) brown, but this dose disappear after
You can stunt the growth for up to 6 weeks at a time. (Do a test patch
on your lawn first.
Most grass grows fastest in Spring and requires more frequent mowing. If
you use the growth retarder, it could retard the growth in the summer.
Remember this when you come back in the summer and ask why your grass
doesn't seem to be growing.
I mow with a garden tractor. In the spring, I mow twice a week and,
while the ground is still soft from Spring rains, I tow an aerator
behind the mower, so that the smaller amount of Summer rains sinks into
the ground to the roots, rather than stay on top. In the Summer, I may
only have to mow every other week, or in some drought Summers, once a
month, if at all.
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