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post #1 of 3 Old 05-13-2015, 03:51 PM Thread Starter
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Spring grass?

I read that once grass has grown seed heads, that it's no longer "spring grass". I'm wondering if that is true?

A lot of info that I have read says spring grass is safe once June rolls around. Since the growth rate is different depending on weather and climate I would like to know when grass is beyond "spring lethal greens" by the actual grass and not just a day or month.

Although it is still spring, my pasture is about knee high, already been mowed down twice and has gone to seed. It was a very mild winter here in the NW and a warm spring. The grass had grown like crazy this year...
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post #2 of 3 Old 05-13-2015, 04:30 PM
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The only real way to know is to have the grass tested for it's 'sugar' levels.

I'm in FL and we have a very long 'grass season' and it's typically never totally dead/ dormant for very long, by the end of February it was already turning green again.

Typically though so long as the grass matures and the seed heads are there then it's not quite as 'dangerous' as fresh 'baby' grass that is growing. I'm not entirely sure what month it is has anything to do with it due to various growing seasons throughout different regions, but so long as the grass has matured.

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post #3 of 3 Old 05-13-2015, 05:16 PM
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Mowing raises the sugar level back up. Once the grass starts to go to seed, it raises the indigestible carbohydrates( fiber). It may or may not lower the digestible carbs.
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