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Lawn Mowing Height Going into Winter

Posted by claga 10 (My Page) on
Wed, Nov 6, 13 at 11:29

Hi,
We live in central Massachusetts and were wondering what the proper lawn mowing height is recommended going into winter dormancy and approximately 3 to 4 months of snow cover.

Thanks


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RE: Lawn Mowing Height Going into Winter

Central MA is Zone 10? Don't you think it's more like Zone 6?

From K-State Extension where I volunteer and from my turfgrass prof in college -- mow it short the last time you mow -- about two inches. You might want to check with UMASS Extension to see what specific height they recommend for your area, but I suspect it will be about 2".

The objective is to not have grass so tall that it mats down under snow cover and develops snow mold.


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