Gas Powered Reel Mowers Cutting Short

lawn care products

Gas Powered Reel Mowers Cutting Short

Doc shows the two models of gas powered reel mowers and cuts the lawns short down to 1/2 inch.  Reel mowers are the only way to cut your grass below the one inch level and give that golf course quality lawn.  While they’re not cheap, there are some reel mowers that are fairly affordable.  The ability to work on these reel mowers at home, is a huge advantage over other models.  

Reel Mower Video

No Spam… Just Notifications of New Posts

YouTube does NOT send out notifications well. This will. 

The Bermuda Lawn Guide

bermuda lawn guide

Best VALUE in Reel Mowers

There are two main models Doc recommends, the 25″ GR series and the 25″ GK series.  

Lawn Leveling Mix for Ordering

Check their website to see if they deliver the lawn leveling mix bags to your area. They cover most of Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina areas. 

lawn leveling mix


Flower and Veggie Garden Compost Booster

DirtBooster helps you make super compost in only a few days. 

Should be applied to ALL LAWNS and can be applied as heavy and as often as you like.  It contains NOTHING that can hurt your lawn and is 50/50 mix of biochar and humic acid. 

PGF Complete 16-4-8 Lawn Fertilizer

This is the main fertilizer for ALL lawns during the growing season.  Warm season and cool season lawns. 

PGF Balance 10-10-10 

A professional grade 10-10-10 with tiny particles, micro nutrients, and iron. 

Granular Pre-Emergent in DG Particles

Spring Lawn Fertilizers

PGF Complete website to pick the right fertilizer. 

Killing Grubs in the Spring

Preventative products should be used in the late summer.  Killing products work best in the spring. The product below can be applied anytime of the year to kill grubs. 

Super Juice Lawn Supplement and Bio-Stimulant

Lawn Hose End Spray Bottles

WARNING: Use only the 20:1 ratio bottles and do not pay more than $19 for TWO bottles.  When out of stock, others will charge up to $40 if out of stock. Simply wait until they come back in stock from Andersons. 

Microbe and Good Fungus Booster

Chicken Feed from Tractor Supply

You can add to your cart and purchase and then pickup at the store.  Not really worth ordering online due to shipping costs.

DuMOR 16% Layer Crumble, 50 lb., 3006316-306

DuMOR 16% Layer Crumble, 50 lb., 3006316-306 [More]

Price: $14.99

Bermuda lawn care and caring for your gardens. 

Large Spreader Used – Top Pick for 2021

Probably one of the best VALUES for a large spreader with huge 13 inch wheels. 


Lawn care tips and Bermuda lawn care.  

Gas Powered Reel Mowers
Article Name
Gas Powered Reel Mowers
Reel mowers are the only way to cut your grass below the one inch level and give that golf course quality lawn.  While they're not cheap, there are some reel mowers that are fairly affordable. 
Publisher Name
How to with Doc
Publisher Logo

More information and Products

Notify of
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
John Zeman
John Zeman
3 years ago

Hi Doc
Love the videos I just got my Clemson soil test results back and it says i have excessive amounts of phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) and calcium (CA) I have been using PGF Complete every 3 weeks during the growing season. How do i bring down these levels? Thanks so much

Scott Gay
Scott Gay
3 years ago

Great information as always. Here is a cut height question. If I scalped at around 3/4 can I keep mowing at that same height or do I have to always mow slightly higher that the scalp height? And that really goes for any height of scalp then maintenance mow.
How much difference ( or offset) in scalp vs mow heights?

Steve Ellis
Steve Ellis
2 years ago

Hi Doc, I have been a faithful follower of yours for over three years. I most recently purchased the McLane 25″ GR series mower to start cutting low. I got the grooved roller deal from Dolphin as you recommended, but out of the box and after assembly, there are two big issues: 1) on the lowest settings (“A” position, Notch 1), it will not mow below 1.25″, as oppose to the advertised 3/4 inch height. I checked the height with an Accu-gage that went up to an inch and it never touched. And 2) the clutch belt guard was digging… Read more »