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Definition of tiller

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Definition as written by Terry:

New grass shoots, comprised of segments called phytomers. They are composed of a growing point - an apical meristem which may turn into a seed head; a stem, leaves, roots, nodes and latent buds.

When establishing a new lawn - especially with cool season grasses - many gardeners mistakenly believe they shouldn't mow the emerging grass because it appears so delicate. However, once the grass is more than 3" tall, mowing will cause the plant to produce tillers, which in turn create a sturdier and larger clump of grass.

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