Is my reel mower causing this problem?
I have cavalier zoysia in my front yard, and Tiff 419 in my back. I am using a McLane 10 blade mower. I'm currently cutting at 5/8". I had the mower tuned up and the blades sharpened in March. The first 3 months were fine, but now the tips of the blades are looking dry and split. The cavalier zoysia is much more noticible than the tiff.
Is this something the blades are causing?
Can this be a water issue?
We've had plenty of rain this spring here in DFW. I try to make sure to get 1" of water each week. Another issue is the zoysia is a much ligther green color that the bermuda. I don't want to over fertilize as I made the mistake last season and ended up with brown patch.
Below is the Tiff.
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