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I had to mow it today. All the houses around me had already cut their lawns. Quite a few spots were taller than the mower deck but not higher than the top of the mower. I think I could have waited a couple more days but the morning rain gave way to a drying breeze so I took a chance that I'd have enough of a window. I finished the last few passes in a downpour.

Along the way, I discovered several deposits left by the dogs that I hadn't seen in the tall grass during doody duty. Should I have run over them with the mower just to watch turds fly?

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I also mowed my grass this week and I ran over some dog shit, and one turd made it all the way to Louiesville. Just ask yosey.
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To answer your question Dig, yes...why not. I assume you weren't mulching though...tough to mulch grass that tall.

We have Bermuda grass down here predominantly. It goes dormant in the winter, and before it gets too late into the spring season, you have to shave it down to about nothing & bag it (otherwise the only thing that grows is weeds).

We did that last weekend. It was cold. Had to stop every trip down to the sidewalk and back to empty the bag. I blew dead grass and dust out of my nose for two days. Nice thing about Bermuda is that you can usually see turds pretty easy; especially Golden Retriever-sized turds.
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That's the stuff they have on golf courses, right?

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Some of them...others have Zoysia, which is similar. Zoysia is probably a bit better grade of grass. You can tell it by it's completely dead yellowish (like hay) color in the winter.

Bermuda is used on some greens I think, especially in hotter places where it does well. It can be cut very short, survives well in heat & with lots of traffic.

Most of Augusta was Bermuda overseeded with ryegrass. It was perfect. Nature's carpeting.
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Most of Augusta was Bermuda overseeded with ryegrass. It was perfect. Nature's carpeting.
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Lawns are one of my pet peeves about American culture.

You know why we have lawns? Because Frederick Olmstead studied the English country estates and thought the "lawns" (often the commons) were grand. Those lawns were maintained by over-grazing sheep, but that's another story (read "Tragedy of the Commons").

So he began incorporating lawns into the megawealthy estates of the eastern seaboard. See, our plutocrats, for all their money, had English nobility envy. If some clown with a title in England had a lawn then the plutocrat should have one, too. And speaking of sheep, the American middleclass wanted to feel like a Cabot or a Vanderbilt (a second derivative English Nobleman) so he had to have a lawn, too. Nevermind that the lawn is an imitation of an overgrazed sheep pasture. Did the Vanderbilts and the folks in Levitown have sheep to keep their pasturage over-grazed? NO! So being innovative Americans, we develop mechanical sheep. Also had to develop artificial poop because well, artificial sheep don't make anything more than atmospheric pollutants.

So every week you go out there and push your mechanical sheep across your overgrazed pasture, thank Olmstead.

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Some of them...others have Zoysia, which is similar. Zoysia is probably a bit better grade of grass. You can tell it by it's completely dead yellowish (like hay) color in the winter.

Bermuda is used on some greens I think, especially in hotter places where it does well. It can be cut very short, survives well in heat & with lots of traffic.

Most of Augusta was Bermuda overseeded with ryegrass. It was perfect. Nature's carpeting.
Oh. I just meant "grass". I don't know what that other stuff is (but I think hay is for horses).

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