Q. My lawn has put on a lot of growth with the mild win­ter. When should I start the first cut?

The People's Friend - - Gardening -

Mild win­ters of­ten re­sult in early grass growth, and on a good day we are tempted to get out the lawn mower. The first grass cut is tra­di­tion­ally the first week of April, but in re­cent years cut­ting has been pos­si­ble at the be­gin­ning of March if the grass has been grow­ing vig­or­ously. How­ever, if the ground is still wet, the mower may do more harm than good, so take it canny. Keep the blades high for the first cut and just take off the ex­cess.

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