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bigjoedo
05-16-2010, 07:16 PM
I know There are some fellow Ohio lawn care professionals here. CAn anyone tell me the best length to cut grass in OH:

In the spring, and fall

In the summer dry season.

Thanks

dwost
05-16-2010, 08:54 PM
First cut in march @1.5-2", rest of the summer between 3.5-4" and then back down to 1.5-2 for final cut in November. That's how I roll :)

My back yard cut at 3.5

http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=188443&stc=1&d=1273962040

Puddle of Oil
05-16-2010, 10:07 PM
show off!:laugh:

dwost
05-16-2010, 11:22 PM
show off!:laugh:

Damn straight! lol :drinkup:

CLARK LAWN
05-16-2010, 11:23 PM
i mow at 3.5-4 inches for the whole summer the lowest i can go is about 3 inches.

platinum
05-17-2010, 06:43 AM
Doesnt it depend on the type of grass he has?

3-4 is typically Ok but if you have all KYB I believe it "likes" to be a bit shorter.

rainbowss
05-17-2010, 07:15 AM
I like to mow my KBG at 2.5 :O

And I believe the previous owners mowed it at 2.0 or less because if I try to grow it, thatch develops.

dwost
05-17-2010, 07:56 AM
It does depend on the grass but typically most northern grasses like to be cut higher. My yard (with the exception of the way back behind that tree line is 100% KB and I've been cutting it at these heights for over 8 years without issue. You can cut it lower as it's actually "recommended" to be cut around 2.5" as stated by rainbows. Longer blade length does assists with drought tolerance in extreme heat if you are not irrigated.

bigjoedo
05-17-2010, 11:54 AM
I believe I have Ohio Mutt grass. :) Thanks for the help

rainbowss
05-17-2010, 10:45 PM
dwost, Can I get a couple of close-ups of your lawn? I am thinking of testing the 3.25inch again. Afraid since its been mowed at low heights for so long, allowing it to grow higher would decrease its density.

I am asking you because you seem to cut low to very high. Have you experienced any decrease in thickness and such?

dwost
05-17-2010, 10:54 PM
dwost, Can I get a couple of close-ups of your lawn? I am thinking of testing the 3.25inch again. Afraid since its been mowed at low heights for so long, allowing it to grow higher would decrease its density.

I am asking you because you seem to cut low to very high. Have you experienced any decrease in thickness and such?

No problem, when I cut again later this week I'll snap some shots and send them to you via email. Send me a PM with your email addy and I'll send over some hi-rez shots.

As for losing density this is completely false. My grass is crazy thick. No joke it feels like a spring board when walking through it........and it's not thatch either. if you have KB it will spread and fill in any areas that have thinned out. If you have a solid fert/irrigation schedule you will be all set.