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Neil Moorman
Lawn sprouting seeds

We moved into our new house about 6 months ago and now that the weather has finally warmed up we're putting some of our efforts to the exterior. The lawn is in decent shape, that is nothing a little fertilizer and weed killer can't fix. However, I've noticed that the grass is now sprouting seed pods -- it looks like a short wheat field right now. We're located in southern Michigan. I've set the mower (recycler) to cut between 2 1/2 and 3 inches, which is enough to trim the seeds, but within a day or two they're back. the blade is good and sharp, and i'm not mowing when it's too wet/hot/cold etc.

Any suggestions?

Re: Lawn sprouting seeds

It's a good thing your lawn is producing seed. There is nothing wrong with this. What your lawnmower has cut will help to thicken your lawn. The new seed is what your lawnmower did not cut last time you mowed because it was less than 2 1/2-3" tall. The seeding will stop soon and hoepfully your lawn will thicken.

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