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lawnwizards
03-29-2006, 02:26 PM
i have a lawn customer who has a separate fert company. they left her a note yesterday saying that the first cut should be at 1 1/2 inches. the company is chemlawn and i've been reading on here that they also cut lawns.. the grass is fescue and we always keep it cut at 3 1/2 inches... is this accurate of them by saying it needs to be cut at 1 1/2 inches or are they trying to steal my account??? :nono: opinions please... thanks..



randy.

lawnwizards
03-29-2006, 02:40 PM
i have a lawn customer who has a separate fert company. they left her a note yesterday saying that the first cut should be at 1 1/2 inches. the company is chemlawn and i've been reading on here that they also cut lawns.. the grass is fescue and we always keep it cut at 3 1/2 inches... is this accurate of them by saying it needs to be cut at 1 1/2 inches or are they trying to steal my account??? :nono: opinions please... thanks..



randy.
please delete this thread (if possible). i started it in the wrong forum... thanks.

Freddy_Kruger
03-29-2006, 07:32 PM
I've read that the first cut should be very short and bagged, like a clean up of sorts.

TURF DOCTOR
03-29-2006, 07:48 PM
I have cut grass in ky all my life and i have never heard or been ask to do 1 and a 1/2 inch cut, sounds like a homeowner telling you what to do everbody thinks they know it all in lawncare,hell if she wants it cut, cut it and charge.

Fvstringpicker
03-29-2006, 07:55 PM
Fescue species normally don't tolerate close mowing. It should be cut at least 2 and preferable more inches.

lawnmaniac883
03-29-2006, 08:34 PM
They state "first cut" are they referring to verticutting?

chriscraft
03-29-2006, 08:57 PM
chemlawn assumes we all cut out lawns at a reccomended height like blue grass 2-2 1/2 inches . we cut at 4" in summer 3 1/4 maye fopr 1st cut on blues, maybe 2 3/4 on rye or fescue but those also we maintain at 3 3/4 to 4 in summer. It is possible to cut very short but you neeed to cut 3 times per week to do it properly. you should only cut 33% of the grass at a time so if yo uso the math it is basically impossible to cut at even 2- 2 1/2 " on a 7 day mowing cycle

dcondon
03-29-2006, 09:22 PM
I would say 3 1/2 inches sounds right. Thats what we do!!!!:)