Dull blades lead to disaster

Dull blades lead to disaster

It is very important. Blade sharpness is often overlooked as the season goes on, but neglecting blade sharpness can lead to some serious lawn problems. Cutting with dull blades tears and damages the grass tips which makes the grass more susceptible to disease and insect problems. Leaf blade A demonstrates what a leaf blade should look like after mowing. Leaf blade B demonstrates a leaf blade that was injured by a dull mower blade. Leaf blade C was cut by the mower but indicates that the mower blade is not sharp enough. The shredded white tissue protruding from the leaf blades C and D is the vascular tissue of the plant. Leaf blade D has been mown for quite some time with a dull mower blade.


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