How Long to Cure a Bad Cut?
I didn't sharpen a new set of blades. In 2 mowings I really smashed up the grass stems. I have now replaced with sharp blades and cut twice. I'm seeing lots dead stalks throughout the lawn and some blades still have a shredded brown top throughout the lawn causing a brownish tint to the lawn. Its almost like a mid summer draught stress, but we've had over 7 inches of rain this month. I'm pretty sure it is from the dull blade, but before I move on to something else, how long does it normally take for the grass to recover from a poor mowing? Lawn is TTTF, cut at 3.5-4", and have been applying alfalfa pellets and bagged compost over the last several weeks as time allows to different sections of the lawn. Have also been experimenting with Milorganite on one section and Neptune's Harvest Fish & Kelp on another. The Milorganite section doesn't look as bad as the rest of the yard.