On Wed, 08 Jun 2005 08:01:14 -0400, email@example.com wrote:
Grass blades will not be cut at the same height so the lawn will be
uneven. Some blades may be ripped, not cut clean, and may be pulled
out instead of cut (like using a dull mower blade). The wet grass will
clump, clogging the mower and laying in matted lumps on the lawn,
choking out the grass underneath. The water may cause the mower to
Thanks to all that replied. Having no choice (house is being shown to possible
buyer in a few hours) I went ahead anyway. Mower is 6hp about 20 inch and there
does not appear to have been much clumping. Poor cutting is not much of an
issue cause "lawn" is not that great anyway. My "white sneakers" are a pair of
old golf shoes that I got very heap about 20 years ago. They already are very
stained. Using the shoes aerates the lawn while I cut:-))
On Wed, 08 Jun 2005 11:12:31 -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Why didn't you say you needed to cut the lawn wet this *one time* in
the first place? A little more practice withholding significant
information and you can be a politician ;-). The golf shoe cleats
don't "aerate" the lawn, they just dig it up :-).
But, but, but Why would golf courses even allow spiked shoes if they cause so
damage. My eyes tell me the damage is not there. Of course I have never played
because, as you noted its a way of "spoiling a good walk"
BTW Great sig.
On Thu, 09 Jun 2005 05:26:32 -0400, email@example.com wrote:
Because golf courses are about golf, not good grass. You wouldn't want
a golf course lawn. It would be far too much work, though the tendency
these days is for lower maintenance in the "rough".
Anyway, if your lawn looks good to you, keep on doing what you're
doing and enjoy it. But you have been warned, so keep a sharp eye out
for the Lawn Police ;-).
I have to disagree about your comment about golf shoes. Every little
bit to punch through the thatch is a good thing. Walking behind a
mower won't dig up anything but help make the lawn purr like a cat.
What thatch? And if there were actual thatch golf shoe spikes would do
nothing; a dethatching machine is needed. More effective would be to
stop excessive watering and fertilizing and general intensive lawn
management to prevent thatch in the first place.
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