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Re: Reel Mowers

Oh yeah, good point.  See, it HAS been a long time since I mowed the lawn!  
; )

Long Island, NY
Zone 6/7

"To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are 
to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and 
servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public." -- Theodore Roosevelt, 

In a message dated 7/17/2004 5:18:01 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
kmrsy@comcast.net writes:
It's not good for the grass or the mower to mow in the morning.  The grass
is wet with dew.  You'll dull the blades.  I suppose it is possible though
that the new self-sharpening blades might alleviate the problem.

Excerpts from a couple of books on lawns:
"Mow in the evening after 6pm to allow the cut ends enough time to recover
before the dry hot breezes begin."  [Cutting a blade of grass produces a
wound that heals best over night, rather than being a freshly cut open wound
which more easily loses its moisture to sun and wind.]

"Whenever possible, choose a time when the grass foliage is dry - mowing wet
turf can produce a ragged effect and clog the machine."


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