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“Let the Clips Fall Where they May”



Authors as Published

Mike Goatley, Professor and Extension Turfgrass Specialist; Shawn Askew, Professor and Extension Turfgrass Weed Specialist; Dan Sandor, Collegiate Assistant Professor of Turfgrass Science; David McCall, Assistant Professor and Extension Turfgrass Pathologist; Whitnee Askew, Turfgrass Program Manager

This resource is available in a video format only.

"Calling Dr. Turf" is a series of training videos developed by the Virginia Tech Turfgrass Team detailing a variety of best management practices (BMPs) in lawn care for homeowners that ultimately provides a great looking, healthy turfgrass.By utilizing these BMPs the homeowner gains a healthy lawn and soil, and protects themselves, others, and the environment by employing simple, science-based management programs.

In “Let the Clips Fall Where they May” the Turf Doctor explains to our homeowner how important it is to mow your lawn at higher cutting heights, what the 1/3rdrule of mowing is and why it matters, and how to properly manage clippings such that they feed your lawn, and not pollute our water resources.

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Publication Date

November 28, 2022