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The one third rule: One should never cut more than one third of the height when mowing one's grass. Then life happens, rain comes and before you know it, your PGR free grass is ankle deep and you are contemplating your next move.
I know you shouldn't break the one third rule, but... what is the best way to break it?

Do you scalp it and move on? Do you bag or mulch?
If you raise the height of cut to mow in accordance with the .333, how long do you wait to mow again? 24 hours? 48?

We've all done it... How do you cope?
 

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With bermuda I would either raise my HOC accordingly, or just scalp back down to somewhere below the HOC you want to maintain - catching the clippings. It will not look great for a couple of weeks, but the desired result will be much quicker.

In other words, I would say the 1/3 rule is only a rule until you break it. :thumbup:
 
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