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hmc610
12-01-2009, 12:57 PM
How tall should I cut ttt fescue for the last cut before winter? It has been cut at 3" all year but, these last 2 times I cut it at 2-1/2". Is 2-1/2" fine for winter or should I go shorter? Thanks

NattyLawn
12-01-2009, 02:56 PM
We typically recommend 2" for first and last mowings, and 3' or higher the rest of the season.

CHARLES CUE
12-01-2009, 09:49 PM
heck here no need to cut short by xmass the deer cut it down
Charles Cue

hmc610
12-02-2009, 12:08 AM
Thanks for the answers

XLS
12-02-2009, 12:29 AM
i dont understand you guys cutting shorter in winter we go 5" with the walkers and let it go 3 weeks between cut all winter

david shumaker
12-02-2009, 08:13 PM
i dont understand you guys cutting shorter in winter we go 5" with the walkers and let it go 3 weeks between cut all winter

From what I have read, the last cut of the season should be short to help prevent fungal diseases during the winter. Tall, wet grass is more likely to get diseased.

XLS
12-03-2009, 07:24 PM
we have never seen fungus from high cutting , it is an odd situation i guess

CHARLES CUE
12-04-2009, 10:22 PM
we have never seen fungus from high cutting , it is an odd situation i guess

thats becouse you dont have the snow like northen state get tall grass gets wet and beat down and it gets moldy and rotten
Charles Cue

XLS
12-04-2009, 10:46 PM
got ya thanks

Grasshopper49
12-10-2009, 09:34 PM
As suggested, 2 - 2 1/2 inches is great for the first and last cut of the season. It will release auxin and help thicken the grass. For fescue or KY bluegrass summer height can be up to 3 1/2 inches. Tall grass is NOT good, especially over the winter. It can cause disease issues, and starts to grow horizontal instead of vertical. Not good for the lawn or appearance.

93Chevy
12-10-2009, 09:43 PM
Yeah, I generally cut 2" to 2-1/2" at the beginning and end of the season. Also, cutting shorter in the fall makes leaf pickup/cleanup easier. And like others have said, it's better for the lawn.