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Feb 18, 2017 12:40 AM CST
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Name: Jai or Jack
WV (Zone 6b)
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This is REALLY unusual for Pennsylvania in February:

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But given that, can I mow my grass lightly? Over the winter it has grown unevenly and there are tons of leaves where a tree fell and I can't rake them all (it's a huge area) so if I can safely mow the grass (and leaves) that'd be best.

But I've never been a "lawn care" person so I wanted to ask here. If you all say not to mow it, I won't.
Feb 18, 2017 6:30 AM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland (Zone 7b)
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I doubt that would hurt. Sure would help getting the leaves up, and if you compost them, they should start off nicely.
The ground may be soft and bumpy (or , mine is) so you might scalp a few spots. But there's time for it to grow in.
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Feb 18, 2017 8:51 AM CST
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4b)
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I agree with Sally, I don't see a problem with mowing now unless your ground is very soft and you are using a ride-on mower that might dig in.
Feb 18, 2017 9:04 AM CST
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
It wont hurt to mow it. But if ground is mushy. You will have a πŸ‘ΉπŸ‘ΉπŸ‘Ή oh !!! I got it !!! A huppty dumpty lawn. πŸ‘ΊπŸ‘ΊπŸ‘Ί###

Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.
Feb 18, 2017 10:09 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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I know nothing about grass in Pennsylvania but I'd think at this time of year, the grass would be dormant and a light mowing to mulch the leaves would be fine.
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