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I mowed my lawn today (04/18/08) and noticed some dead "tracks" that I do not remember seeing when I mowed on Saturday (04/14/08). I thought that it might have been something from my lawn mower but it is a brand new Honda that I purchased 1 month ago. I have posted some pictures on my website and can be viewed at supersoygifts.com/grass.htm. Thanks for any info you can provide.

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I tried to look at photos at the address you provided from your initial question but was unable to get on that site from the given address.  Tracks can sometime result from the first mowing of the season.  The grass is extremely long, and some of the grass has been shaded out and can look yellow.  This may be more noticeable due to the tires laying the grass flat, versus the mowing blade that does not flatten the grass blades.  A general recommendation for mowing lawns is to change patterns so that ruts and compaction does not develop over time.  For example, one week you mow the lawn from east to west.  The following week, you mow the lawn from north to south.  I'd like to see the photos you referred to, so if you respond back to me with a direct link to those photos, I might be able to give you a better answer.

Posted on 23 Jun 2008

Maggie Shao
Horticulture Agent, Salt Lake County

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