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TreffertLawnWrx
10-05-2004, 03:46 AM
Wondering what you guys end the year with, 2-3"? Thanks

David Haggerty
10-05-2004, 07:03 AM
Same old height of 3". The only difference is when the last cut of the season happens. Last year I had customers requesting cutting in November! This year I just told a customer his last cutting would probably be Sept 30th.
I just don't leave them overgrown thru the winter. It causes too many problems next spring. It makes it hard to get caught up with the mowing in the spring, and even invites lawn diseases.

Dave

MOW ED
10-05-2004, 07:29 AM
I drop em down to 2-2.5 depending on the lawn. It makes the leaves roll off and keeps the little voles from tunneling too much. If the lawn is real bumpy I leave it about 2.5". I never scalp it but lower the deck over a couple weeks time to get to my final height. It also gives you a reason to bill for another mow. Sounds greedy don't.

walker-talker
10-05-2004, 10:18 AM
I have moved many of my accounts to bi-weekly in the last week. This week I will keep my deck at 3.5"....then its down to 3" after that. My bermuda and zoysia lawns I might lower down to more....this will make them easier to scalp in the spring.

Phishook
10-05-2004, 10:33 AM
Gradually lower them from 3.5 to 2.5. I lowered most to 3" already

It just lets the leaves come up better

PR Fect
10-05-2004, 12:56 PM
Gradually lower them from 3.5 to 2.5. I lowered most to 3" already

It just lets the leaves come up better
The same here. Started with 3.25 we are now at 3, will do last cut at 2.5

Flex-Deck
10-05-2004, 08:20 PM
I go 3" in summer - 2 1/2 in fall (started last week) - Then do first spring mowing at 2 1/2 with the same blades (not necessarily terrible sharp, but not dull) because it seems I have to level all the gravel piles with the mower that the snow plows dump on my grass in the ditches and along drives etc.
Thanks Brad

TreffertLawnWrx
10-05-2004, 10:20 PM
Thanks for all the replies! It is exactly what I was looking for. :)

green with envy
10-05-2004, 11:09 PM
I try to stay at 3". It seems like if I go any lower I start to scalp at hill crests and bumps.

Mike

jasonnau
12-06-2004, 11:38 PM
Same old height of 3". The only difference is when the last cut of the season happens. Last year I had customers requesting cutting in November! This year I just told a customer his last cutting would probably be Sept 30th.
I just don't leave them overgrown thru the winter. It causes too many problems next spring. It makes it hard to get caught up with the mowing in the spring, and even invites lawn diseases.

Dave
I just finished my last cut today December 6th. I'm 10 miles south of Cincinnati.

cleancutccl
12-07-2004, 12:13 AM
I do all cuts at 3", beginning middle and finals. Just did two lawns last saturday. I've never been mowing so late in season ever.