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      12-08-2020, 10:08 AM   #1054
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Originally Posted by RickFLM4 View Post
I have a lawn service and complain to them several times a year about the mowing height and blade sharpness. They sometimes humor me and get the blade sharpened but never seem to raise the mowing height. I don't think most people have an understanding of how important it is to not shred and scalp the lawn (or simply don't care about it). I have yet to find anyone who does a good job mowing and don't have the time (or inclination in the summer heat) to DIY.
I see it everywhere. People scalp the heck out of the grass. Here in the NE supposed to be about 3". I have found I can use a lot less chemicals cutting to proper height and fertilizing with 10-10-10. Then I spot treat weeds as needed.

As an aside I've dropped almost 30 dead ash trees in the past few years - ash borers decimated my area a few years back.