Some would say to lower the chance of a encounter with snow mold. Others may say to allow more sunlight to reach the crown of the grass plant. Still others would say to allow for proper air circulation to avoid the grass blades from maintaining too much moisture and matting down.BXMurphy said:What's the logic behind mowing low in the fall?
I've been using the ruler method but I like the block of wood idea better. Now that I think of it, I have some spray graphite lubricant that will leave a nice mark after I spray it on the cutting edge of the blade.g-man said:But, I have found that measuring the blade height to concrete is also close enough (~1/4in off). I unplug the spark, place a small 2 * 4 and push the blade to hit it. I then take it out and measure.
The matting of the grass seems to be the preferred answer after a Google search. Shorter grass stands straighter and dries faster such that snow mold is less of a problem.GrassDaddy said:I lower it because its easier to mulch leaves and gets less matted down in the winter.
Ditto. Although I can't get too low because my ground is uneven and i end up scalping the lawn. I can only get to maybe 2.5-3". This is with the riding mower.GrassDaddy said:I lower it because its easier to mulch leaves and gets less matted down in the winter.