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05-31-2005, 11:50 AM
Can anybody tell me what is a good mowing height for fescue, bluegrass type grasses in the southern states?? :dizzy:

05-31-2005, 12:14 PM
3" to start, 3.5" if you can get away with it. The longer the blade is the better natural weed control you will have, the longer the roots are (deeper), the better it will survive through a hot summer. As long as you water properly (.5 - 1" a week, water deeply and infrequently, avoid watering during the heat of the day and the evenings if possible) everything will be good.

05-31-2005, 02:27 PM
3" on my commercial lawns, and 4" on my own.

Travis Followell
05-31-2005, 09:37 PM
We mow everything at 3 1/4".

05-31-2005, 09:39 PM
All my yards are fescue and I go 3 inches through the spring and summer and when fall hits and its gets cooler and Im doing cleanups I set it to 2 inches.

06-01-2005, 12:00 AM
No lower than 3 inches ever..........
Already at 4 inches on most accounts.

lawn perfection
06-01-2005, 11:28 AM
I mow all of my accounts at 3 1/2 to 4inches

06-01-2005, 01:53 PM
4 inches standard on St. Augustine.

06-01-2005, 02:03 PM
I mow at 3'' or better.Now that it is getting hot I'll go up another inch.I mow my own at 5" and it stripes great.

06-01-2005, 02:15 PM
http://www.fotosearch.com/thumb/BDX/BDX194/bxp35802.jpg Mow tall fescue at 2 inches during the fall and spring, raise to 3 inches in heavy shade and during the heat of the summer months. The improved turf-type varieties of tall fescue can be mowed at a height of 1.5 inches during spring and fall and 2 inches during summer months.

Joe... :blob3: