View Full Version : Mowing Length for Michigan, Mid-West Grass

05-27-2008, 12:00 AM
I'm just wondering what everyone cuts at. Right now i'm cutting at 3 in. because it's spring but usually i move up to 3.5 once summer hits...what about you?

05-27-2008, 04:04 PM
I am mowing at 3.0 and willprobably continue to do so.

05-27-2008, 04:07 PM
3.0-3.25 here in wisconsin.

05-27-2008, 04:47 PM
We were at 3.0", but moved to 3 1/4" recently. We had no rain for almost a month, and we saw many clay soil lawns under drought stress with brown tracks from mower tires. :cry:

But this past week when we received about 3 inches total rain. All bluegrass lawns are going to seed here, so we can't always mow as fast due to the thick seed stalks. Trying to keep our blades extra sharp. Plus the ground is now saturated (got rained out today), so we have to turn slow & carefully with the zero-turn riders (Exmark).

We'll start mowing at 3 1/2" by late June. Central Iowa.

05-27-2008, 04:50 PM
.75" all year. bermudagrass baby

05-27-2008, 05:35 PM
i cut at 3-3.5

05-28-2008, 01:10 AM
Thanks guys!

DA Quality Lawn & YS
05-28-2008, 01:23 AM
3" here, fescue and KBG in MN.
Will hold at this height thru the summer and drop down a 1/4 or 1/2 inch end of Oct to end of season.
I have tried to cut my lawns higher than 3", which is ideal, but have gotten comments that it is too unkept so 3" is a good go-between for me and my customers.